The week ahead: Conference to begin on highway bill

“It is my real hope that when we get back to work this month, the House will take [the Senate bill] up and will pass it so that states and municipalities and counties all over the country can get folks to work this summer,” Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsOnce on chopping block, Trump's budget puts development finance in overdrive Overnight Defense: Senate sides with Trump on military role in Yemen | Dem vets push for new war authorization on Iraq anniversary | General says time isn't 'right' for space corps Water has experienced a decade of bipartisan success MORE (D-Del.) said in an interview with MSNBC.

Additionally, the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Oversight and Government Reform committees will hold a hearing on the Transportation Security Administration’s airport security techniques. Officials say the hearing will focus on whether the TSA is “effectively procuring, deploying, and storing aviation security equipment and technology.”

Outside of Washington, a group of eight U.S. and foreign automakers will demonstrate a standardized charging system for electric cars, which they say will "harmonize" the technology and speed up charging times.

The companies - Ford, General Motors, Chrysler-Daimler, Audi, BMW, Porsche and Volkswagen - have said they will unveil the chargers at the Electric Vehicle Symposium Sunday through Wednesday in Los Angeles.