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Budget Control Act of 2011

3 deadlines loom over a Congress in disarray

WASHINGTON _ No one Friday knew what the Republican leadership chaos would mean. But Congress is facing three major decisions, and while the White House and members of the House expressed optimism they would not be derailed by the lack of Republican unity on who the next speaker will be, the leadership drama added to anxiety.tmpplchld "We have a speaker in place, a leader in place. All the positions are filled right now. We are functioning the way Congress is intended," said Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.tmpplchld Here're are the three deadlines that loom in the next two months.tmpplchld OCT. 29 _ Dead end for highways?tmpplchld In July, Congress approved a three-month, $8 billion...