White House backs five-month highway bill, asks Congress for longer: term plan

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Posted: Jul 15, 2015 9:42 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it supported a five-month extension of transportation funding that is currently before the U.S. Congress to give lawmakers time to work out a longer-term plan.

"The administration expects that Congress will use this five-month extension to pass a multi-year bill with significant increases in investment," the White House said in a statement.

(Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Doina Chiacu)