Sen. John ThuneJohn ThuneWant to grow the economy? Make student loan repayment assistance tax-free. Net neutrality fight descends into trench warfare Hopes fade for using tax reform on infrastructure MORE (R-S.D.) signaled Sunday that Republicans might be open to negotiating increasing the gas tax in order to pay for the highway infrastructure spending bill that expires in May.
"I don't favor increasing any tax," Thune said. "But I think we have to look at all options."
Sen. Bob CorkerBob CorkerState spokesman: Why nominate people for jobs that may be eliminated? The Hill's 12:30 Report Senate Foreign Relations chair: Erdogan referendum win 'not something to applaud' MORE (R-Tenn.) had proposed cutting other taxes while raising the gas tax user fee $0.12.
"I don't think we take anything off the table at this point," said Thune, who will chair the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. "Those discussions continue... It is important that we fund infrastructure."
Corker said his proposal is "revenue neutral."