The House Transportation Committee's highways and transit subcommittee approved a bipartisan $450 billion multi-year transportation bill yesterday after members soundly rejected the Obama administration's plan to delay the process for 18 months.

The panel's voice vote came as governors and lawmakers in two meetings yesterday voiced support for the creation of a national infrastructure bank. The bill does not include a provision for such a bank, but the bill's sponsors expect it will be added to the legislation in the future.

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