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    • Are congressional leaders really planning to tackle immigration before climate change? The reactions from key players (Politico, CSM, The Hill)
    • Speaking of that climate bill, here are five sticking points to watch in the Senate's upcoming version (including the back-and-forth over gas taxes) (MoJones)
    • Japan considering a funding boost to help its high-speed rail firms compete for U.S. business (Bloomberg)
    • Amtrak pushes for long-term funding source in the next federal transportation bill (Prog. RR'ing)
    • Urban advocate Traub calls for action on House jobs bill that would route economic aid directly to cities (HuffPost)
    • Federal audit calls for stronger safety monitoring of Boston's troubled Big Dig tunnel (B. Herald)
    • Rep. Markey (D-CO), facing tough re-election fight, introduces bill using federal road funds as leverage to combat distracted driving (Coloradoan)
    • Legislators preserve senior citizens' right to free rides on Chicago transit (Sun-Times)

(ed. note. Streetsblog Capitol Hill will be on a light publishing schedule today, but back at it bright and early on Monday.)

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