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From left, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY),  Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) take questions during a news conference after a meeting with Senate Republicans, on Capitol Hill, July 28, 2015 in Washington, DC.  On Tuesday, the Senate is continuing to work toward passing a long-term extension of a federal highway bill that is set to expire on Friday. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
From left, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) take questions during a news conference after a meeting with Senate Republicans, on Capitol Hill, July 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. On Tuesday, the Senate is continuing to work toward passing a long-term extension of a federal highway bill that is set to expire on Friday. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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The House votes today on a patch to keep federal highway and transit aid going to states, ahead of leaving tomorrow for August recess.

In the Senate, there's debate over a long-term bill. Some senators are criticizing House members for not taking up a long-term funding bill - there hasn't been one in 10 years.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo of Florida about the three-month patch the House is proposing, and what it means for the country.

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This segment aired on July 29, 2015.

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