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LaHood betting on U.S. transportation bill later this year

(The Associated Press circulated the following on May 2, 2011.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood expressed confidence Monday that the promise of jobs will help ensure passage of a funding measure this year for this aging chunk of the nation's infrastructure, despite the divide in Congress over government spending and the federal debt.

LaHood also promoted President Barack Obama's push for more high-speed rail as the keynote speaker at the International Transportation and Economic Development Conference in Charleston.

The former Republican U.S. House member from Illinois said his tenure on Capitol Hill saw several multi-year transportation bills succeed by wide margins.

"There are no Democratic and Republican roads. There are no Democratic or Republican bridges," LaHood said. "Transportation is bipartisan."

But several members of West Virginia's congressional delegation who preceded LaHood touched on the largely party-line split over the federal budget.

Full story: www.businessweek.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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