The short term fix will only fund the trust though May 2015. Because that's all that Speaker of the House, John Boehner says he can get.
"giving speeches about long-term highway bill is just rhetoric." says Boehner
A long term fix is what President Obama wants. Although, after touring a highway research facility in Virginia, he too said he'll take what he can get.
"Congress shouldn't pat itself on the back for diverting disaster for a few months, kicking the can down the road for a few months, careening from crisis to crisis when it comes to something as basic as our infrastructure," said President Obama
A similar bill shoring up the trust fund is pending in the Senate. But even conservative groups are critical of the plan, saying the 11-billion dollars comes from a few budget gimmicks that solve nothing long term.
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