WASHINGTON — Senate transportation leaders are in a standoff with their House counterparts over a six-month extension of the current transportation law, as states are experiencing a 30% reduction in their federal highway and bridge funding.

“We still don’t have the House side with us” on the six-month extension, said Senate Environment and Public Works chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., during a briefing yesterday. Boxer said she would like Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to “move forward now and help us” secure a six-month extension.

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