The Senate passed a bill to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund on Saturday after House Democrats failed to come together to pass a sweeping $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill due to partisan infighting.
Roughly 3,700 Department of Transportation employees are expected to be taken off temporary furlough shortly after President Biden signs the stop-gap measure.
The 30-day extension passed the lower chamber in a 365-51 vote on Friday, but was blocked by Republicans from passing on Friday night.
The Highway Trust Fund’s funding had expired on Thursday at midnight, with Congress having to act swiftly to avert long-term problems in funding highway and transit construction programs.
Congress is only authorized to extend transportation funding for a maximum of 30 days without passing additional funding for the DOT.
Top Democrats in the House were looking