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Florida senators split votes on highway bill

The Senate on Wednesday approved a two-year, $109 billion transportation bill, with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., voting against it, and Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., supporting it.

The 632-page bill had to overcome numerous ambushes, obstacles and slippery surfaces. Its approval was not a foregone conclusion, despite the 74-22 final vote on Wednesday.

"This was a bill that brought us together," said the senator who herded the politically and technically complex bill through the process, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. "And Lord knows, it's hard to find moments when we can come together."

The bill goes now to the House, where Republican leaders haven't been able to advance their own transportation bill. The nation's current law authorizing federal transportation programs expires March 31.

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Robert Jenkins

The reasom Rubio voted against this bill isssss; he thinks he'll be part of a road crew once convicted. His pretty little hands would get chaffed and blistered.
Besides he dosen't look good in black and white strips covered by an orange reflective vest. Not to mention the big heavy boots. Perhaps he can work in the laudry; no it's way to humid there and would ruin his hair and complextion.

debbie

Marco Rubio constantly votes against the best interests of Floridians.

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