Sweeping transportation bill, with focus on cutting pollution, sent to full House

Democrats on a House committee voted late Thursday to send a far-reaching transportation bill to the full House, a key milestone in a process that faces an uncertain future.

The five-year, nearly $500 billion funding bill passed the House Transportation Committee after months of drafting and two arduous days of debate and amendments, with some members present at the Capitol and others patched in via video conference because of coronavirus concerns.