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Congress backs more highway funding for Colorado

Both chambers on Monday passed different versions of a bill that lifts the $100 million cap on emergency transportation funds for Colorado.

The Associated Press

9/30/2013

DENVER — Members of both the U.S. House and Senate are backing more funding to fix Colorado's flood-damaged roads.

Both chambers on Monday passed different versions of a bill that lifts the $100 million cap on emergency transportation funds for Colorado.

The cap has previously been removed for other states hit by natural disasters.

Gov. John Hickenlooper and state transportation officials estimate the flooding caused between $300 and $500 million in damage to roads.

The House and Senate will have to work out the differences between the two versions before the legislation can be sent to the president.


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