WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has passed a massive measure that will salvage some 2.8 million jobs and shield
The Senate approved the bill by a vote of 74-19. The House passed the bill earlier in the day and it now goes to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature.
The bill would spend more than $100 billion on highway and transit programs over two years. The measure would also prevent a doubling of interest rates on new student loans scheduled to go into effect on Sunday.
A requirement that the government approve the contentious Keystone XL pipeline was dropped from the measure.