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Bridge-repair funds pass Senate

September 11, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

The Senate approved $1 billion to speed repair and replacement of America's crumbling bridges as debate began on a $104.6-billion measure funding transportation and housing programs for the budget year beginning Oct. 1. However, the overall bill faces a veto threat from President Bush for exceeding his request by $4.4 billion.

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