"Big House GOP Test: $260 Billion Highway Bill Heads for Cliff"

"House Republican leaders are desperately searching for the votes to pass their $260 billion transportation bill this week."

"The political right and left have attacked the legislation, and even Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is making no bold predictions that he can cobble together the 218 votes needed for passage.

Conservatives claim the bill is an unaffordable boondoggle, while Democrats and prominent centrist Republicans such as Rep. Peter King (N.Y.) say it would gut funding for public transportation, bike paths and pedestrians."

Russell Berman and Keith Laing report for The Hill February 13, 2012.

Source: The Hill, 02/13/2012