and thus the race is on by  congress to get a high way funding bill passed and signed by the president by the end of the week or the transportation dept will have to defund projects. the big sticking points is the thing including resurecting the export import bank for even though an amendment passed the house is against it . plus also the amdenment to repeal health care died but will be resurected again  and the big issue that has congress racing is that the house and senate want to pass differant versions as the final one been there before with other bills. same old methods. as the race is on to get highway funding done will congress win or will they wind up with egg on their face and do damage control as states wind up not being to at last do work on their highways