The U.S. House of Representatives has already spent hours this week working on a $325 billion long-term transportation bill. They’re under the gun because a temporary highway bill expires on Nov. 21. The House Rules Committee tacked on 81 amendments to the bill, which includes an extension of the Export-Import Bank, IRS provisions and other non-transportation items.
New Speaker Paul Ryan certainly has his hands full with the bill. With the expiration of the temporary bill looming on the horizon, he will have to appease all the various political factions in the House quickly and get the bill through with enough time for a conference committee to reconcile the House and the Senate bills before the deadline.