House Republican leaders are calling for a bill to be introduced next week that would temporarily extend transportation programs, John Mica, R-Fla., chairman of the House Transportation Committee, said at a conference here on Tuesday.

Speaking at a summit sponsored by the U.S. High Speed Rail Association, Mica said the temporary transportation extension bill will not slow his efforts to pass a six-year transportation reauthorization bill, which he hopes to introduce in September.

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