Senate Highway Deal Relies on Reduced Fed Payments to Banks

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) answers reporters' questions during a brief news conference outside the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol July 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. McConnell did not take any quesitons about the announcement by Tea Party activist Ted Blevin that he will challenge McConnell in the 2014 GOP primary in Kentucky.

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A bipartisan deal to fund U.S. highway construction for three years relies on proposals that will pull in money for a decade, including reduced dividends to banks from the Federal Reserve and sales of federally owned oil.

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