WASHINGTON — The House was poised late Thursday to consider an amendment to the tax-extenders package that would slightly alter the distribution of nearly $1 billion to states for transportation projects.

The latest tax-extenders legislation was introduced last week by Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and House Ways and Means Committee chairman Sander Levin, D-Mich. Among other things, it proposes extending the Build America Bond program through 2012 with gradual reduction in subsidy payment rates to 30% from 35%.

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