Obama signs defense bill which extends highway spending through February

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.