Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenLobbying World Overnight Regulation: House to vote on repealing joint-employer rule | EPA won't say which areas don't meet Obama smog rule | Lawmakers urge regulators to reject Perry plan New tax plan will hinder care for older Americans MORE (D-Ore.) called on the Senate to pass a short-term extension of a ban on Internet access taxes. 

“Don’t hit the internet with discriminatory taxation,” Wyden said on the Senate floor Thursday. “I hope that the Senate will join me in supporting the temporary extension ... as a bridge to permanent legislation.”

The Internet Tax Freedom Act expires on Nov. 1, and Democratic leaders are pushing to extend the moratorium through 2014. 

Earlier Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said it was his goal to bring a reauthorization of the Internet Tax Freedom Act to the floor when senators return in September from the five-week August recess.

Some lawmakers are pushing to include a bill that would give states more power to charge a sales tax on online purchases to the reauthorization. That idea is opposed by lawmakers from states that don’t have a sales tax.

Wyden said senators should first focus on a short-term extension before forcing the issue of online sales tax.

—Bernie Becker contributed to this article.