The bill was sent to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday.
With almost 40 million Americans hitting the road for the Independence Day holiday, AAA is warning they will find gas prices more than 50 cents higher than last year.
Noting that oil prices have reached the highest point in more than three years including crude oil rising $7 a barrel in the past week, AAA warned that gas prices will rise in the short run.
Gov. Rick Scott was upbeat about the news and contrasted the use of public funds to support such ventures and leaving them to the private sector.