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The $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
May 1, 2019 at 04:43 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • Yesterday, President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders met to discuss the possibility of working together on an infrastructure bill.
  • The president and the Democrats announced afterward that they had come to an agreement that they will work together on a comprehensive, $2 trillion infrastructure package that will go beyond roads and bridges and include broadband, water systems, and enhancements to the electrical grid.
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said there was good will in the meeting, and that both sides agreed that infrastructure investments will create more jobs and make the country more economically competitive.
  • The parties have not yet decided where the money will come from to pay for the package, but they said they plan to meet again in a few weeks to discuss ideas for a funding source.
  • Committees in the House and Senate have started to lay the groundwork for an infrastructure bill through hearings, and Democratic lawmakers have said they hope to have legislation ready by June or July.

Food For Thought

Will Trump and congressional Democrats be able to successfully work together to make this infrastructure plan a reality? Is this an issue that will lend itself well to bipartisanship?

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