This Week in Congress
Senators returned from recess this week with nomination votes and a vote on legislation to increase U.S. competition with China. In the House, members of Congress will meet for a week of committee work, with no floor votes planned. On Wednesday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee considered an infrastructure bill that would authorize $547 billion over five years for surface transportation, including major funding increases for passenger rail, public transit, and carbon reduction. Additionally, the committee considered wastewater infrastructure legislation (H.R. 1915), which would authorize $50 billion over the next five years including $40 billion for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.