Transportation Bill Defeat: Congressional Business as Usual

Following a familiar pattern, and to the surprise of no one, the Long-Term Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011 (S. 1786) was defeated this week by six votes. Only Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) broke from party ranks in this instance, yet another display of partisan posturing and...

Transportation Bill Defeat: Congressional Business as Usual

Following a familiar pattern, and to the surprise of no one, the Long-Term Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011 (S. 1786) was defeated this week by six votes. Only Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) broke from party ranks in this instance, yet another display of partisan posturing and...