The letter was signed by Republican Sens. Marco RubioMarco RubioA guide to the committees: Senate Schumer: GOP will break from Trump within months GOP loses top Senate contenders MORE (Fla.), Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteLewandowski saw no evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire NH governor 'not aware’ of major voter fraud Former NH AG: 'Allegations of voter fraud in NH are baseless' MORE (N.H.), John BarrassoJohn BarrassoBig Pharma must address high drug prices A guide to the committees: Senate Making transportation public-private partnerships available in rural America MORE (Wyo.), John BoozmanJohn BoozmanA guide to the committees: Senate GOP considers ways to ‘modernize’ endangered species law GOP senators unveil bill to give Congress control of consumer bureau budget MORE (Ark.), Richard BurrRichard BurrTrump's pick for intel chief to get hearing next week A guide to the committees: Senate Juan Williams: Senate GOP begins to push Trump away MORE (N.C.), Scott Brown (Mass.), Saxby ChamblissSaxby ChamblissWyden hammers CIA chief over Senate spying Cruz is a liability Inside Paul Ryan’s brain trust MORE (Ga.), Dan CoatsDan CoatsTrump's pick for intel chief to get hearing next week Senate Intel head in the dark about Trump intelligence review DNI confirmation hearing expected on Senate return MORE (Ind.), Tom CoburnTom CoburnCoburn: Trump's tweets aren't presidential The road ahead for America’s highways Rethinking taxation MORE (Okla.), John CornynJohn CornynCornyn: Border wall 'makes absolutely no sense' in some areas Ryan on border: ‘We will get this done’ Ryan tours Mexican border on horseback MORE (Texas), John Ensign (Nev.), Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyGOP senator grilled over DeVos vote during town hall Big Pharma must address high drug prices ObamaCare fix hinges on Medicaid clash in Senate MORE (Iowa), Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas), Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonA guide to the committees: Senate GOP rep on Trump: 'God has used imperfect people to do great things before' GOP senators unveil bill to give Congress control of consumer bureau budget MORE (Ga.), Mark KirkMark KirkGOP senator won't vote to defund Planned Parenthood The Hill's 12:30 Report Trump, judges on collision course MORE (Ill.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Mike JohannsMike JohannsTo buy a Swiss company, ChemChina must pass through Washington Republican senator vows to block nominees over ObamaCare co-ops Revisiting insurance regulatory reform in a post-crisis world MORE (Neb.), Mike LeeMike LeeLessons from the godfather of regulatory budgeting Congress must reform civil asset forfeiture laws A guide to the committees: Senate MORE (Utah), John McCainJohn McCainMcCain spokeswoman: Hannity should 'correct the record' after tweet CNN to host town hall featuring John McCain, Lindsey Graham Pentagon mulling split of NSA, Cyber Command MORE (Ariz.), James Risch (Idaho), Richard Shelby (Ala.), Olympia Snowe (Maine) and John ThuneJohn ThuneObamaCare fix hinges on Medicaid clash in Senate A guide to the committees: Senate Verizon, Yahoo slash merger deal by 0M over data breaches MORE (S.D.).
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has defended Obama's budget proposal and said the president does not want to raise the gas tax at a time of high unemployment.
LaHood has not, however, said how the Obama administration would pay for the spending increase in the budget request, usually saying the administration wants to "work with Congress" on the details.
GOP senators say no gas tax to pay for Obama transportation budget
By Keith Laing - 04/04/11 04:51 PM EDT