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 BoxerAnother day, another dollar for retirement advice rip-offs Carly Fiorina 'certainly looking at' Virginia Senate run Top Obama adviser signs with Hollywood talent agency: report MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday praised the bill, saying it was forged out of compromise with her Republican counterpart, Sen. James InhofeJames InhofeTaiwan deserves to participate in United Nations Optimism rising for infrastructure deal Repeal of Obama drilling rule stalls in the Senate 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."