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New Congress Brings Uncertainty to Highway Funding

House Republican leaders said Tuesday highway and mass-transit programs should no longer be shielded from budget cuts, and immediately drew fire from states, the construction industry and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

January 05, 2011

House Republican leaders said Tuesday highway and mass-transit programs should no longer be shielded from budget cuts, and immediately drew fire from states, the construction industry and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The reaction offered a preview of the challenges incoming Republican House Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team will face as they start work Wednesday to make good on promises to cut as much as $100 billion from annual federal spending.

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--Wall Street Journal

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