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October 1, 2013 8:30 AM, EDT

Congress Backs Increased Funding to Fix Flood-Damaged Colo. Roads

The U.S. House and Senate are backing increased funding to fix Colorado’s flood-damaged roads, the Associated Press reported.

On Sept. 30, both chambers passed different versions of a bill to lift the $100 million cap on emergency transportation funds for the state, according to AP.

State transportation officials estimate that last month's flood caused $300 million to $500 million in damage to roads.

The differences between the versions still have to be worked out by the House and Senate before the legislation can be sent to the president.

“Over 200 miles of Colorado roads have been impacted by the flooding. If we remove the cap on the Federal Highway Emergency Relief Program, Colorado can get the assistance and relief it so urgently needs to rebuild,” said Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) in a statement.