House may pass weeklong extension of highway funding

But Mica said the chamber would likely also pass a one-week extension of the current transportation bill, which would be the tenth since it was supposed to expire in 2009.

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"It's a technical thing to make sure there are no hiccups in funding," Mica told The Hill on Friday. "You have to dot all the I's and cross all the T's."

The House is expected to leave town quickly after passing the transportation bill, but the measure still has to be approved by Saturday by members of the Senate.

Lawmakers in the House said Friday they expected the road in the Senate to be clear for the highway bill.

"I'm not aware of any problems in the Senate," Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) said.


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