LaHood was critical of the transportation measure that is scheduled to appear before the House on Wednesday.
LaHood called the bill, H.R. 4348, a “big Christmas tree,” but he also the measure would “probably pass.
“They’ve loaded it up with everything they think will assuage their members,” LaHood said of Republican leaders in the House, who have resisted holding a vote on a two-year, $109 billion transportation measure that has been passed by the Senate.
“Look what they’ve loaded it up with,” LaHood continued. “Keystone, coal ash — none of it has anything to do with transportation.”