WASHINGTON - House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., yesterday introduced a bill that would provide $5 billion to the highway trust fund so that it stays solvent through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.

The bill, which would prevent the trust fund from running out of money in August, has the support of House Transportation Committee chairman James L. Oberstar, D-Minn., and is expected to be voted on by the full House today, according to a congressional aide.

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