White House: Obama to sign two-month highway funds extension on Friday

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Posted: May 29, 2015 1:41 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said U.S. President Barack Obama would sign into law later on Friday a bill extending federal transportation funding for two months.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama would urge Congress to stop relying on short-term patches to fund major projects. Obama has asked for a six-year, $478 billion transportation bill but lawmakers have not reached agreement on how to fund a long-term bill.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Bill Trott)