What’s happening: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on Thursday is scheduled to outline the Biden administration’s infrastructure priorities before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. Buttigieg’s testimony will be the first Congress hears publicly from the administration on its infrastructure plans. The administration is also planning a speech before a joint session of Congress, but no date is set.

Why it matters: Press reports indicate the administration is preparing a broad $3 trillion infrastructure proposal largely paid for by tax increases on corporations and the wealthiest Americans. Buttigieg’s testimony will help shape the contours of the debate in the coming months, as multiple House and Senate committees are planning to act on infrastructure legislation in May.

Watch:  Live online testimony begins 11 a.m. Eastern, March 25.