WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders yesterday vowed to complete action before tomorrow's adjournment on a compromise $151 billion highway and mass transit reauthorization bill that House and Senate conferees forged over the weekend.

"We will take up the highway bill" today and complete action before "the rising of the sun Wednesday morning," said House Speaker Thomas Foley, D-Wash. "The highway bill will be the most important job-producing bill of this Congress."

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