Next week, Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) is expected to introduce a surface transportation reauthorization bill that could receive a hearing from the Senate EPW Committee before the August recess begins next Friday.  

The bill is reported to call for $287 billion in federal spending on surface transportation, a $60 billion increase from current levels.  The bill would replace the FAST Act, the current surface transportation law scheduled to expire in September 2020.  Chairman Barrasso’s legislation could be the most significant infrastructure package to pass Congress this year.