WASHINGTON — Congress approved a 90-day extension of federal highway funding Thursday, capping a week filled with wild legislative twists and turns that led House Republican leaders to pull shorter-term bills from the floor three days in a row when it was clear they wouldn’t be approved.

But the House finally voted 266 to 158 to approve the extension — the ninth since the law expired on Sept. 30, 2009. The Senate approved the extension by voice vote, and it must now be signed by President Obama before the existing law expires Saturday at midnight.

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