The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a $2.5 trillion infrastructure package that President Donald Trump has promised to put together within weeks.
It would provide $300 billion for the Highway Trust Fund and $300 million for highway and transit projects across the country.
The Senate will also vote on a tax bill that would increase the standard deduction, tax credits for small businesses and a $1.5-trillion expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
The House of Representatives has already passed the bill, but it’s not clear how it would be reconciled with the Senate plan.
Trump and congressional Republicans have repeatedly insisted they’re doing everything they can to pass a major infrastructure bill, even though the spending plan hasn’t been finalized.
The president has said the bill will be passed by the end of the year.
The infrastructure bill was unveiled on Wednesday.
While it contains major spending, it doesn’t cover a wide range of projects that need to be done in a short amount of time, like repairing roads and bridges.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement that Democrats would vote against the package if it includes a $300-billion tax cut for corporations, a $100-billion increase for small business and a proposal to fund infrastructure through a 5-year bond issue.
Schumer also said that Republicans are trying to include more of a cut to Social Security benefits to the infrastructure package.
Democrats have been skeptical about the bill because it’s so complex.
Schumer has been a vocal critic of Trump and the administration for not meeting his promises of infrastructure spending.