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Sen Durbin frustrated over transportation bill

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 06:56:43 CDT

When Senator Durbin talks about the stalemate in Washington over transportation funding - he is obviously frustrated:


     "This used to be the easiest bill on Capitol Hill!"

Durbin has been appointed to a conference committee to try to reconcile differences between House and Senate proposals.   He says that experience will be "interesting." He says lawmakers can't keep extending current funding:


"How many long term projects can you contract for at 90 days at a time? And the answer is almost none. And can you save money on short term 90 day contracts? No it costs more!"

Lawmakers have until June until current funding expires - a situation they found themselves in a month ago.

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