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Expert’s take: GOP housing and transportation bill

 House Republicans are looking to implement a housing and transportation bill that cuts about $1.8 billion from current program funding. What is the bill’s chance of making it through the Senate, and what does it mean for Americans? Emily Goff, transportation and infrastructure policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation, sets us straight: Briefly, what does the

House GOP unveils bill slashing highway grants

 Republicans controlling the House unveiled legislation on Tuesday that proposes a huge cut to a transportation grant program championed by President Barack Obama that funds road and bridge projects, light rail networks, port construction and bike paths. The so-called TIGER grant program dates to Obama’s 2009 economic stimulus bill and was funded at $600 million