US: John Boehner: Step on the Gas on Highway Bill

Speaker John Boehner exhorted his Republican colleagues to stop sitting on their hands and pass the House's highway bill.

In a Wednesday morning meeting in the Capitol basement, the Ohio Republican launched a last-ditch effort to salvage the so-far futile effort to pass a massive plan to rebuild the nation's roads — the main GOP jobs bill of the 112th Congress.

Republicans have rejected a five-year plan penned by Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) and an 18-month bill floated by GOP leadership. That’s led to a weeks-long standstill. Read the entire story at