We're at a critical point in addressing the nation's transportation infrastructure.
The group said cutting spending is easier than finding a transportation funding source.
Nebraska's gas tax will gradually increase to six cents more per gallon.
Measures in the House and Senate would extend transportation spending for two months.
The meeting is set for June, after the May 31 deadline to extend funding.
Ninety-five percent of Republicans who voted to raise state gas taxes were re-elected.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says payments will stop on May 31.
Federal road funding is set to expire on May 31.
A radio campaign is targeting leaders in both parties.
A proposed hike was defeated by an 80-percent-20-percent margin.
The Senate Majority Leader said lawmakers will likely have to pass a short-term infrastructure fix.
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb) said a temporary extension looks likely.
The measure extends federal transportation funding until July 31.
Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Congress should increase the nation’s gas tax.
Rep. Earl Blumeneaur would bar Congress from passing temporary extensions after Sept. 30.
The measure would extend federal transportation spending until July.
The American Trucking Association said it will accept a short-term road funding bill.
Anthony Foxx said he is disappointed lawmakers are likely to pass a short-term road fix.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said Congress should pass a long-term measure.
The proposal called for increasing the state’s gas tax by six cents-per-gallon.
Dems want a long-term infrastructure funding extension, not another stopgap.
Labor groups argued a more pressing deadline will force Congress to find a long-term solution.
Harry Reid accused Republicans over ignoring a looming infrastructure deadline.
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is co-sponsoring a repatriation-for-roads bill.