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Doris Matsui

Patchwork highway fund fixes the 'new normal' in Congress

WASHINGTON Everybody, from business groups to governors to lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill, hates the patchwork approach Congress has taken for the past six years to the federal highway trust fund. Yet it's become the new normal. On Wednesday, lawmakers in the House of Representatives did exactly what they did two months ago and one year ago: They passed a bipartisan bill to extend the federal highway trust fund for a few more months, promising to get a bigger bill done by the end of this year. "It seems to be the way we do business these days," said Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif. But Matsui, 53 other Democrats and 65 Republicans weren't buying it. They voted...

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