By Keith Laing - 03/28/12 07:17 PM EDT
The House had been scheduled to try a third attempt Wednesday to pass a short-term highway extension, but the measure is listed as postponed on the most recent calendar released by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) office.
A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that the delay in voting on their highway bill extension is not permanent.
“The Democrats said they would not accept a 90-day extension but would accept a 60-day extension," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in a statement. "So the plan is to pass a 60-day extension this week."
Lawmakers have until March 31 to pass a highway bill extension before the government's authorization to collect the federal gas tax, which is normally used to fund transportation projects, expires.