Senate votes to replenish Highway Trust Fund

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Senate votes to replenish Highway Trust Fund

The Senate voted Saturday to temporarily replenish the Highway Trust Fund, just hours after the House passed an emergency stopgap funding measure.

The Senate passed the measure by unanimous consent on Saturday and it will now proceed to President Biden’s desk for his signature.

Cash for the trust ran out midnight Thursday and resulted in “approximately 3,700” federal Department of Transportation workers being furloughed, the agency said in a statement on Friday.

The House — which is mired in negotiations over President Biden’s multi-trillion dollar infrastructure bills — held a separate vote to pass the 30-day highway funding extension.

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