A very public feud over the highway funding reauthorization is set to move to a more private venue, as 47 members of a conference committee prepare to hammer out a compromise on divisive issues in the House and Senate bills.

Congressional leaders unveiled their conference rosters last week. They named 33 House members and 14 senators to work on the compromise between the two-year, $109 billion bill produced by Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and a House Republican framework based on a five-year, $260 billion bill sponsored by House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman John Mica, R-Fla.

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