On May 26, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously passed bipartisan highway legislation, the Surface Transportation Act of 2021. The bill, led by Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), would fund America’s roads, bridges and highways at roughly $311 billion over five years. In comparison to current law, this is an increase of more than 34 percent; in comparison to the last bipartisan highway bill passed by EPW in July 2019, this is an increase of roughly six percent. The current one-year extension of the surface transportation law, P.L. 116-159, will expire on September 30, 2021.