House to take up transportation extension act Tuesday

The House on Tuesday is expected to consider H.R. 2887, the Surface and Air Transportation Programs Extension Act.

The new bill, reflecting an agreement reached on Monday, would extend the authority to collect transportation-related taxes through February. That includes taxes that help fund the Federal Aviation Administration, and those that fund the surface transportation bill, which expires at the end of September.

House Republicans on Monday night won unanimous consent to consider the bill at any time, and House leaders scheduled it for Tuesday. The bill is debatable for one hour, after which a vote is expected.

A text of the bill was not available as of Monday night.

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