House approves short-term highway funding deal

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The House overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that will authorize highway funding through the summer.

Lawmakers voted 385-34, in favor of the bill, which funds federal highway programs through Oct. 29.

The highway funding bill now heads to the Senate, where both Republican and Democratic leaders said they expected it would pass "quickly" before leaving for the August break.

The three-month deal was a compromise between House and Senate lawmakers. In the Senate, lawmakers were pushing for the House to take up their bipartisan plan to authorize road construction projects for six years.