Roadbuilders: Include surface transportation bill in summer schedule

Congress is putting the finishing touches on the first draft of a new Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, or SAFETEA-LU, transportation bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) said there would be an early draft of the bill, which funds highways and public transportation, coming soon.

Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerFour more lawmakers say they’ve been sexually harassed by colleagues in Congress California Hispanics are the vanguard for a new political paradigm Trump riles Dems with pick for powerful EPA job MORE (D-Calif.) has said her version of the bill will be about $339.2 billion

President Obama proposed spending $556 billion over six years on the measure, but lawmakers have indicated they are unlikely to approve anything close to that amount.

The current short-term transportation bill expires in September.