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Highway Bill Embroiled in 9/11 Dispute

Nearly 5,000 Transportation Department workers face a furlough on Monday, a possible result of two senators using an expiring highway bill to force House Republicans to accept a two month extension of an independent investigation of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. “We all have a choice here to make,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who along with Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., was using the highway bill as leverage to win an extension for the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, which is scheduled to finish its work on May 27. He said the choice was between “minor” disruptions in highway projects and “telling the families of those who died on 9/11 that the commission will not be able to complete its work.” Full Story

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