LaHood defends road beautification ahead of Senate funding vote

A showdown last month over such spending nearly put the brakes on an extension of highway funding through March of next year. At the time, Sen. Tom CoburnTom CoburnCoburn: Trump's tweets aren't presidential The road ahead for America’s highways Rethinking taxation MORE (R-Okla.) placed a hold on a bill that contained the extension, as well a continuation of aviation funding, that was only released after a vote on amendments produced by Coburn and Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulDems blast Trump plans for deep spending cuts Trump team prepares dramatic cuts Paul, Lee call on Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy MORE (R-Ky.).

The amendments failed, and the larger transportation bill was approved on a 92-6 vote.

For his part, LaHood said Wednesday that the Obama administration would "continue to invest in walking paths, biking paths and other forms of transportation."

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThe DC bubble is strangling the DNC Dems want Sessions to recuse himself from Trump-Russia probe Ryan says Trump, GOP 'in complete sync' on ObamaCare MORE (D-Nev.) has scheduled a vote on McCain's amendment Wednesday.