"We can't keep on funding transportation by the seat of our pants," he said.
The state is the latest to increase its own road fees as Congress punts on federal spending.
The minority leader said Republicans should have approved a long-term transportation bill.
President Obama is expected to sign the measure before funding expires on Aug. 1.
The Senate hopes to negotiate the bill with the House later this fall.
The Senate will vote on a both a six-year bill and a short-term extension.
The measure would extend federal transportation funding until the end of October.
The California Democrat also weighed in a candid remark from Speaker John Boehner.
The U.S. needs new authority to do so since it has cut off relations with Syria.
The House has said it will pass a three-month patch and then leave town.
The China-based group is also suspected in digital attacks on health insurers Anthem and Premera.
The Senate is also expected to take up a short-term bill this week.
The driver of the vehicle has been taken into custody, according to reports.
The preliminary assessment could explain what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
The sanctions hit two-dozen people or entitites in Russia and Ukraine.
The Senate is expected to approve the temporary patch on Thursday afternoon.
They said they begrudgingly voted for the temporary fix.
The plane went missing in March 2014, touching off a months-long international search.
The administration blasted Congress for leaving for recess with so much left to do.
"That's one bill," he said of GOP squabbling on road funding.
Administrator Peter Neffenger says he'll expand the PreCheck program and close security loopholes.
The Senate is pushing to finish a long-term highway bill, although the House has rebuffed it.
The American Action Forum also found that the sector created 22,000 jobs.
The lawmakers filed an amendment on a must-pass transportation bill.