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Senator Carper calls for Congress to pass long-term transportation funding. 

Carper was at the Thompsonville Overpass Construction site in Milford to discuss the need to pass the funding so projects like that one, which is 90 percent federally funded, can be completed without tapping into the general fund. 

Carper says the federal government plays a big role in any construction. 

Carper adds that half of the money spent by the state's transportation is federal dollars, and it's like that across the country.