The Senate has rejected several Republican-backed attempts to overturn President Barack Obama’s environmental and energy policies as it deals with a bill to keep federal aid flowing to transportation projects across the country.

The two-year, $109 billion transportation bill before the Senate has wide, bipartisan support, but it has become a magnet for lawmakers’ favorite causes and for partisan gamesmanship.

Read more at Official Wire. By Joan Lowy, AP.

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