LaHood hopeful for transportation bill

By WEEK Reporter

June 22, 2012 Updated Jun 22, 2012 at 6:28 PM CDT



"I have my fingers and toes and eyes and everything that I can crossed that we will get a bill that will put people back to work," LaHood said.

According to LaHood, he has not been involved in negotiations on a transportation bill.

He said they have provided technical assistance whenever Congress has requested it.


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he is optimistic that Congress will come up with a transportation bill soon.

LaHood said a week from Friday, the extension on the current measure expires.

He is not sure what obstacles have prevented Congress from reaching an agreement on a package.

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