Peabody award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.
Report: Boehner is Delaying Transpo Vote
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 11:13 AM
Under bombardment from transpo activists, the Obama administration, and a good number of members in his own party, House Speaker John Boehner is delaying the vote on the $260 billion transportation bill, The Hill is reporting.
Boehner yesterday tried splitting the bill into three parts as a way to shepherd it through the house, but today's announcement seems an acknowledgement that that strategy wasn't working.
From The Hill:
"Given the volume of amendments and the need for a full, fair, open and transparent process, we may not finish energy/infrastructure this week," Boehner told his conference, according to a source in the room. "If we need more time to debate and consider amendments, that's perfectly fine with me. It's more important that we do it right than that we do it fast."