Obama warns of economic hit if transport bill not passed

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Saturday urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives to pass a bill that would extend funding for infrastructure and transportation projects, warning that failure to do so would hurt US economic recovery.
The US Senate recently passed a transportation bill, but a similar measure is stalled in the House.
"In a matter of days, funding will stop for all sorts of transportation projects. Construction sites will go idle. Workers will have to go home. And our economy will take a hit," Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address.