WASHINGTON — A Department of Transportation official received a tongue-lashing from House lawmakers yesterday during a subcommittee hearing on whether a long-term transportation bill would help to prolong any economic recovery generated by the two-year stimulus law.

The Obama administration proposed an 18-month extension of the current law, which was approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Wednesday and will be considered by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Tuesday. But House Transportation Committee leaders from both parties have publicly admonished President Obama for advocating a delay in considering a multi-year bill to replace the current law that expires Sept. 30.

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