McConnell's first attempt at a highway funding bill fails, more fighting to come

He's not going to go away without a fight. Senate Democrats, along with 11 Republicans, temporarily blocked a highway bill negotiated by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) from moving to the floor Tuesday. McConnell attempted to move the 1,030-page bill to the floor just hours after was released to members, a move that Democrats unanimously protested with their refusal to move it forward.According to the bill text released later Tuesday, the money that will be...

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