Political Rift Adds to Highway Funding Issues

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U.S. congressional Republicans, already struggling to find a common approach to hot topics like immigration and Obamacare, also face an intraparty rift over how to meet a May deadline to fund massive road, bridge and transit projects.

The skirmish may intensify after next week when President Barack Obama is expected to use his State of the Union address to urge Congress to approve billions of dollars in funds to mobilize construction crews all over the United States.

"We do think this is one of the areas that we can cooperate with the president," said Republican Representative Tom Cole, who is close to his party's leadership in the House of Representatives.

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