Sen. John ThuneJohn ThuneYahoo reveals new details about security Conquering Trump returns to conservative summit Low-income consumer broadband credits mean competitiveness, choice and compassion 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 CorkerA guide to the committees: Senate Republicans play clean up on Trump's foreign policy GOP Congress unnerved by Trump bumps 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."