05/19/2015 08:08 pm ET | Updated May 20, 2015

Sen. Jim Inhofe Sounds Off On Highway Trust Fund Future

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) sat down with The Huffington Post Tuesday to talk about the difficulties for Congress in finding funding for a six-year highway fix.

The Highway Trust Fund, which helps pay for the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems, expires on May 31. The House passed a two-month extension to allow the Transportation Department to continue paying states for infrastructure projects through July. The Senate is likely to pass it this week as well.

It isn't the end though, and lawmakers will have to find a way to pass a long-term bill. Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said a six-year fix will happen by the end of the year, as long as Republicans prioritize it.

Watch the video above.


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