Highway Trust Fund
The House is balking at a multi-year Senate highway bill.
Lawmakers are up against a Friday deadline for renewing road funding.
The clock is ticking to renew highway funding before lawmakers leave for the August recess.
The funding was increased from $200 million to $815 million.
"It's the first step on much longer road," the Senate Majority Leader said.
The Florida senator voted after cancer surgery to allow debate on the roads bill to proceed.
GOP leaders are scrambling to meet a July 31 deadline for new highway funding.
The group said truckers should support tolling instead of a gas tax hike.
The measure includes approximately $47 billion to supplement gas tax revenue.
The deal is "bad policy that contributes to a tax-and-spend agenda," the group said.
The drive for a new highway bill is scheduled to begin with a procedural vote Tuesday.
The groups want Congress to reverse a 2012 decision to cut funding for buses.
The House has warned it will not take up the Senate bill.
Lawmakers have one week to renew federal road funding.
Republicans should increase the gas tax to pay for roads, they said.
Press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama is adamant the bill include Ex-Im Bank renewal.
The group objects to both the measure's size and price tag of the roads bill.
Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the Senate should renew the Ex-Im bank renewal and road funding.
Reid said he has questions about some of the bill's proposed payment methods.
The measure would ease restrictions on states adding tolls to existing highway lanes.
Supporters said the agreement will boost U.S. roads that are badly in need of repair.
The measure could include an expansion of a loan program for water projects.
The vow is another potential roadblock for a must-pass highway spending measure.
The state is the latest to consider raising its own taxes as federal road funding dries up.