It has been 908 days since SAFETEA-LU expired and Sunday is the expiration of the latest extension.
So what happens today? The House votes on a 90-day extension for transportation funding offered by Transportation Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.). Two-thirds must approve it and many House Dems oppose it, but it opens them to criticism if they vote for a shutdown.
Senate leaders have avoided presenting an extension and they have been putting pressure on the House to go with the Senate's bill. The Senate could make a move for a 45- or 60-day extension but getting a unanimous pass will be difficult.
In his weekly address on Saturday, President Obama said, "In a matter of days, funding will stop for all sorts of transportation projects. Construction sites will go idle, workers will have to go home, and our economy will take a hit.
"The Senate did their part. They passed a bipartisan transportation bill. ... Now it's up to the House to follow suit, to put aside partisan posturing, end the gridlock, and do what's right for the American people."
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