Democrats in the House of Representatives today proposed a Continuing Resolution that includes a one-year extension of the current federal highway bill.
The resolution is aimed at avoiding a federal government shutdown but included the highway bill, which is scheduled to expire on Sept. 30. The federal government shutdown could come in nine days without action. The proposal would fund the government through Dec. 11.
If approved, the resolution would ensure that current transportation programs would not lapse on their expiration date of Oct. 1.