FAST Act Approved by House & Senate, Obama to Sign

Congress approved the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act yesterday. The House passed the bill 359 to 65 and the Senate voted 83 to 16. The bill now moves to President Obama’s desk. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has stated that President Obama will sign the bill into law today. The current, temporary highway bill expires today. The FAST Act is the first long-term highway bill the government has successfully completed in a decade. The bill is estimated to cost taxpayers $305 billion over its five year duration.

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