Live Webcast: Environment & Public Works Committee Hearing

Watching Ray LaHood’s testimony to the Senate EPW committee, Elana Schor tweets that the fat lady is singing for the House of Representatives’ effort to get the transportation reauthorization done quickly. And there are lots of other fireworks as well.

You can follow all of the action live on the committee’s web site, right now, 11:15 am EST.

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