Congress Close to Passing Highway Bill

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TOPEKA - Kansas Transportation Secretary Deb Miller
says she's relieved that Congress is close to passing a federal
highway bill.
But Miller also says Congress needs a long-term solution to
prevent future problems with the federal highway trust fund.
The Senate passed the bill last night. The House was expected to
approve it and send it to President Bush. The measure shifts 8
billion dollars from general revenues into the trust fund.
Federal officials had said the trust fund would run out of money
by the end of the month.
Miller said last week that the problem might prevent the state
from going ahead with some planned projects.