Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) indicated July 20 he hopes to announce the details of a bipartisan highway funding authority plan July 21.
The leader scheduled a procedural vote on a highway funding measure July 21. Current authority for the Highway Trust Fund expires July 31.
Democrats in the chamber, led by California Sen. Barbara Boxer, have urged Republican leaders to consider a multiyear highway bill this year.
"Sen. Boxer and I have been in negotiations all weekend. I spoke with her yesterday, and we're hoping to be able to announce tomorrow a major bipartisan multiyear highway bill," McConnell said July 20, speaking to reporters in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.
"There's a good chance that by tomorrow, you will have a McConnell-Boxer multiyear highway bill on the floor of the Senate," he told the Associated Press.
Last week, the House voted overwhelmingly to pass a five-month highway funding patch.