Senate Revs Up Debate On Highway Bill, Roadblocks Lie Ahead

WASHINGTON -- After some initial stalling, the Senate on Wednesday kicked off debate on a multiyear highway bill that would fund the nation's ailing transit system for three years.  

The upper chamber voted 62-36 in a second procedural vote to move a multiyear highway deal crafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to the Senate floor for debate after the first try backfired.

While hailed as a "breakthrough" deal by Boxer, a number...

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