House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Wednesday said the 11th-hour transportation deal expected to be negotiated out on Wednesday will drop some programs and shorten regulatory reviews, at least in some cases.
"A lot of work has gone into this," Boehner said on Wednesday morning. "It's not finished yet. But it is clear that there are significant reforms in this bill which will reduce the number of programs funded out of the highway bill, streamline the regulatory process and allow us to focus our highway dollars on fixing America's highways, not planting more flowers around the country."
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