By Keith Laing - 07/06/11 03:18 PM EDT
The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee will unveil his version of the next surface transportation bill Thursday, his office said this week.
Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) is expected to propose less than half of the $556 billion President Obama called for spending on transportation over the next six years.
Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) had said her version of the bill would be about $339.2 billion, but reports said this week she is considering a two-year, $109 billion measure.
Mica will hold a briefing on the bill, which funds both road projects and public transportation, with reporters Wednesday afternoon.
This post was updated at 1:03 p.m.