WASHINGTON -- The White House and Congress locked horns over the highway bill yesterday as the Senate prepared to pass a $110 billion measure despite administration veto threats prompted by the measure's funding features.

The Senate began debating its version of the highway bill yesterday, and Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., the bill's chief sponsor, said he expected it to complete action by Friday, despite the increasing objections being raised by the Bush administration and some congressional Republicans.

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