The Senate is expected to take a procedural vote on a House-passed shell bill that will be the vehicle for the highway legislation.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case on April 28.
A handful of stand-out moments
The senator said Obama’s nomination of Anthony Blinken endangers U.S. military service members.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair demanded Turkey withdraw from Cyprus waters.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) blocked the Senate from passing the the Clay Hunt SAV Act.
Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) disagreed about the pick.
He warned senators not to leave town for the holidays.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) objected to the Senate considering 12 judicial nominations in the lame duck.
"There is enough evidence of criminal conduct there," the senator said.