Reid sets up Wednesday battle over road beautification

McCain and other Senate Republicans, in particular Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), have argued for years that federal highway funds are being wasted on beautification projects.

Reid on Tuesday night said McCain and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) would split time Wednesday morning in debating the measure, and then a vote would be held at around noon.

The Senate adjourned shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and will return at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. McCains amendment is the first to be considered to H.R. 2112, which will serve as the vehicle for the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies spending bill.

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