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July 20, 2015 11:40 AM, EDT

Mitch McConnell Says Bipartisan Highway Bill Could Be Announced July 21

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) indicated July 20 he hopes to announce the details of a bipartisan highway funding authority plan July 21.

The leader scheduled a procedural vote on a highway funding measure July 21. Current authority for the Highway Trust Fund expires July 31.

VIDEO: McConnell discusses plan (via Louisville Courier-Journal)

Democrats in the chamber, led by California Sen. Barbara Boxer, have urged Republican leaders to consider a multiyear highway bill this year.

"Sen. Boxer and I have been in negotiations all weekend. I spoke with her yesterday, and we're hoping to be able to announce tomorrow a major bipartisan multiyear highway bill," McConnell said July 20, speaking to reporters in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.

"There's a good chance that by tomorrow, you will have a McConnell-Boxer multiyear highway bill on the floor of the Senate," he told the Associated Press.

Last week, the House voted overwhelmingly to pass a five-month highway funding patch.