U.S. House approves highway bill that revives EXIM bank

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Shuster and Carnegie Mellon professor Rajkumar showcase driverless car in WashingtonBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House on Thursday passed a five-year transportation bill that would fund America’s roads, bridges and mass-transit systems and also revive the charter of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which had been allowed to expire in the face of conservative opposition. In a show of Congressional bipartisanship, the House of Representatives voted 359 to 65 to send the $305 billion legislation to the Senate. It is widely expected to be approved and forwarded to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature before a temporary funding measure expires on Friday.

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