The House vote was 385 to 34 in favor of what is expected to be the 34th short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund in the past six years.
The ongoing struggle to reach a deal on transportation funding has in recent weeks exposed Republican infighting over the lack of a long-term plan for a program that supports transportation projects across the country.
House and Senate leaders said Tuesday that they hope the short-term extension will provide the House with enough time to draft its own long-term highway bill so that both chambers can enter formal negotiations in the fall.
“The House wants to produce a long term highway bill,” House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Tuesday following a House GOP meeting. “We’ve got work to do, and we’ve got to buy some time to get that work done.”