House approves 3-month extension of federal highway program

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) speaks to members of the media during his weekly news conference July 16, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Washington (CNN)The House of Representatives approved a bill extending the federal highway program for three months, giving Congress more time to negotiate an agreement on a longer term deal to pay for road, bridge and transit projects across the country.

The vote was 385-34, with one member voting present.
The measure also includes emergency money for the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is facing a budget shortfall this summer.
The Senate is expected to approve the three-month bill later this week, ahead of a deadline at the end of the month when the federal highway trust fund runs out of money.