Tip Line: 574-344-5557 | news57@abc57.com

Lawmakers tentatively agree on highway bill deal

Congressional leaders have tentatively agreed on a two-year bill to overhaul federal highway programs.

They have until Saturday to make a decision. Either that, or risk federal money running out for highway construction projects. 

The deal drops a requirement for the government to approve the Keystone XL Oil pipeline.

Republicans have criticized the program as wasteful saying it pays cities to plant flowers, but supporters say far more money has gone into biking and walking projects. 

Share this article: