March 29, 2012 02:44 PM

Senate passes H.R.4281, 90-day extension of Surface Transportation bill

This afternoon Senator Reid asked unanimous consent the Senate proceed to vote on passage of HR 4281, the Surface Transportation Extension Act.

Senators Boxer, Cardin, Whitehouse, and Landrieu reserved their right to object and asked that the request be modified so that an amendment, which is the text of S.1813, the Surface Transportation bill passed by the Senate on March 14, 2012, be agreed to; the bill as amended, be read a third time and passed. Senator McConnell objected to each of the requests.

The Senate then passed HR 4281 by a voice vote.