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Obama signs defense bill which extends highway spending through February

Posted By Tina Grady Barbaccia On December 21, 2009 @ 6:10 pm In Economics,News & Analysis | No Comments

Pres. Barack Obama signed the  U.S. Department of Defense appropriations bill, which  includes an extension of current surface transportation law (SAFETEA-LU) through February 28, 2010, according to a report from the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA).

The U.S. Senate approved the House-passed measure on Saturday by a vote of 88-10, according to the ACPA report. House and Senate negotiations for a longer-term extension are expected to take place early next year.

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