WASHINGTON -- The House late Wednesday approved the $151 billion highway and mass transit bill, sending it to conference with the Senate next week.

The House's action on the six-year reauthorization bill came more than three weeks after funding for the transportation programs expired on Oct. 1. Transportation Secretary Samuel Skinner warned that states are starting to run out of money and have stopped work on some highway projects, causing thousands of construction jobs to be lost.

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