“This bill provides the resources necessary to ensure the safety and longevity of our water infrastructure, which is a part of everything from commutes to commerce."

The next time someone uses the outdated expression "do-nothing Congress," be sure to forward them this email. The work of the people's House does not always make for the best prime time TV, but it is always steady and ongoing. And these days, it's been marked by a lot of real, common-sense progress. (But then again, you probably already knew that because of all the positive stories in your newsfeed. . . no?)

Regardless, here are eight bills that Congress recently sent to the president's desk. Every single one of them are now law.

If you're planning on flying anywhere during your summer vacation—or really any time at all in the next year or so—then this bill that Speaker Ryan signed and sent to the president is for you.
Washington, DC — At his first Capitol press briefing as speaker today, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) shared his vision for a House of Representatives that is more open, inclusive, and transparent. He also praised the bipartisan work on a long-term highway bill that will help create good-paying jobs. Following are excerpts from Speaker Ryan's remarks:

This bipartisan action will keep construction workers on the job, and pave the way for further efforts on a long-term infrastructure plan.

While President Obama professes his love for infrastructure, he’s blocking the Keystone XL pipeline, an infrastructure improvement project supported by 61 percent of Americans.

"Modernizing our nation’s infrastructure is a critical part of strengthening our economy and growing good-paying jobs."