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Congress remains divided over continued funding for roads and bridges
Sherrod Brown has been one of the outspoken supporters for a new transportation bill 
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Sherrod Brown says there is no alternative in funding the nation's highways and bridges.
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Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is continuing to push hard for the renewal of a long-term transportation bill to fix the nation’s highways and bridges.

Brown says Ohio has been one of the big beneficiaries of the National Highway Trust Fund. 

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“Ohio loses $400 million if this isn’t done by the end of the summer. It means construction projects put on hold. It means airports, highways, bridges and infrastructure where we use to lead the world will continue to decay and crumble. That’s why it is essential that we pass this bill.”

Congress has traditionally approved five- or six-year highway bills, but some conservative Republicans are objecting.

They have proposed cutting the federal gasoline tax and letting states raise gas taxes on their own. 

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