(Bloomberg) Lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate are advancing dueling measures today that would provide a short-term cash infusion through May 2015 to a fund covering the federal share of road, bridge and mass-transit projects.

Both measures seek to forestall a slowdown in construction as early as next month resulting from Congress’s years-long inability to reach consensus on boosting infrastructure spending. The Senate plan relies on tax-compliance measures while the House doesn’t.

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