The legislation, S. 1813, was cleared by the Finance Committee on Tuesday and would reauthorize federal aid for highway and highway safety construction. The bill being considered by the Senate includes one controversial measure that would also raise revenue for the highway trust fund by making a small tax hike on money saved by Americans for retirement.

Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerThe ‘bang for the buck’ theory fueling Trump’s infrastructure plan Kamala Harris endorses Gavin Newsom for California governor Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday praised the bill, saying it was forged out of compromise with her Republican counterpart, Sen. James InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeDems give muted praise to Pompeo-Kim meeting Overnight Energy: Former Pruitt aide alleges more wasteful spending, retaliation | Senate confirms EPA No. 2 | Zinke backs off big park fee increases Senate approves Trump’s pick for No. 2 at EPA MORE (Okla.).

"I'm proud of this bill and its reforms," said Boxer. "It was a give-and-take that resulted in this compromise which is a good bill, a good solid bill."