The chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee said Thursday that she wants the panel to approve a bipartisan, two-year $109 billion transportation reauthorization bill before Congress leaves for its August recess.

“We have to mark up this bill before we leave this summer,” Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said at a committee hearing on the draft bill, called Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, or MAP-21.

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