Highway Trust Fund
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 state is the latest to increase its own road fees as Congress punts on federal spending.
President Obama is expected to sign the measure before funding expires on Aug. 1.
They said they begrudgingly voted for the temporary fix.
The House has said it will pass a three-month patch and then leave town.
The Senate majority whip said lawmakers would negotiate a long-term fix after recess.
The chamber is driving ahead with its multiyear proposal, despite House objections.
The House is balking at a multi-year Senate highway bill.
Lawmakers are up against a Friday deadline for renewing road funding.
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.
The minority leader said Republicans should have approved a long-term transportation bill.
The Senate is expected to approve the temporary patch on Thursday afternoon.
"That's one bill," he said of GOP squabbling on road funding.
The Senate is pushing to finish a long-term highway bill, although the House has rebuffed it.
The House is planning to vote on a three-month transportation extension and then leave town.
The House plans to approve a three-month highway spending bill on Wednesday and then leave town.
The House has warned it will not take up the Senate bill.
Lawmakers have one week to renew federal road funding.