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Surface Transportation Extension Act Of 2012

Rep. John L. Mica

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Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that the ordering of the yeas and nays on the motion that the House suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 4239) to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund pending enactment of a multiyear law reauthorizing such programs, as amended, be vacated, to the end that the Chair put the question de novo.

The Clerk read the title of the bill.

Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Florida?

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer

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Reserving the right to object, and I have no intention of objecting, Mr. Speaker, but simply to say that we continue to believe on this side of the aisle that we could resolve this issue, as we have had this debate, over a longer term and give confidence to the markets, give confidence to the States and localities by simply bringing the Senate bill to the floor and passing that bill.

With that, Mr. Speaker, I withdraw my reservation.

Without objection, the ordering of the yeas and nays on the motion that the House suspend the rules and pass H.R. 4239 is vacated, and the Chair will put the question de novo.

There was no objection.

The question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from Florida (Mr. Mica) that the House suspend the rules and pass the bill, H.R. 4239, as amended.

The question was taken; and (two-thirds not being in the affirmative) the motion was rejected.