Conclusion of work on highway bill postponed to accommodate party for Sen. Collins

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who is managing the highway bill, hailed progress made on Tuesday and said she feels confident that after more than a month, the Senate will finally pass the highway legislation on Wednesday.

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"We have made incredible progress on this bill," she said. "I look forward to tomorrow when we will complete work on this bill. I think we are showing a bipartisan spirit and bipartisan cooperation. It feels good that we are going to pass our bill."

This article was updated to reflect Sen. Collins' recent engagement.