The move brings the Senate one step closer to a showdown with the House.
The move sets the Senate at direct odds with their House counterparts.
The Senate is pushing a long-term bill.
Four Republican senators are running for the presidency.
Sen. Lee wants Majority Leader McConnell to commit to using budget reconciliation.
Rubio is part of a bipartisan group of senators reaching out to Kerry ahead of next week's talks.
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The House is balking at a multi-year Senate highway bill.
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The House has warned it will not take up the Senate bill.
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Lawmakers are up against a Friday deadline for renewing road funding.
The senators' proposal would effectively limit the bill to three years.