Highway Trust Fund
Lawmakers are scrambling to prevent an interruption in transportation spending.
Lawmakers are facing an Oct. 29 deadline for renewal federal transportation funding.
Lawmakers are rumored to be working on a bicameral compromise.
The announcement comes as Congress is facing an Oct. 29 deadline for extending road spending.
69 groups wrote to Congress asking for long-term highway bill.
Republicans have targeted the spending as road funding has dried up.
Federal funding for highways and the FAA are set to expire in the next few weeks.
The state is considering a 12-cent increase in the tax.
A construction coalition is running radio ads in 16 congressional districts.
The DOT said drivers have racked up 1.54 trillion miles between January and June.
The majority leader said his measure "would provide three years of guaranteed funding" for roads.
Anthony Foxx is visiting a highway project with Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb).
The plan would tie transportation funding to corporate tax reform.
The high-ranking Senate Democrat said action on a bill "can't wait."
McCarthy, who is looking to succeed Boehner, is confident he can move a long-term bill.
DOT officials said recently transportation funding would last until June 2016.
The state is the latest to considering increasing its own tax as federal road funding dries up.
The update could give lawmakers more room to pass a temporary road funding extension.
4.1 million passengers are expected to stay home because of road and air congestion.
Voters were asked about paying a potential 28 cents-per-gallon gas tax.
The state is considering a 12-cent increase in fuel taxes to help pay for roads.
The state is the latest to look to increase it own taxes to pay for roads.
"Transportation fuels our economy," Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and DOT chief Anthony Foxx wrote.
The measure would increase the gas tax by 16 cents over the next four years.