(Eugene Mulero – Transport Topics)
After a private meeting at the White House on April 30, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters that Democrats had reached an agreement with President Donald Trump on a $2 trillion infrastructure measure.
“Building [the] infrastructure of America has never been a partisan issue and we hope to go forward in a very nonpartisan way for the future,” said Pelosi.
Although the plan still lacks a funding road map, Schumer explained the measure would address surface transportation corridors as well as explore ways for expanding access to broadband.
Schumer emphasized that negotiators agreed on the potential economic benefits that would come from modernizing freight corridors and transit systems, adding, “We hope [the legislation] will go to a constructive conclusion.” Click here to read more.
- Democrats, Trump Agree to Aim for $2 Trillion Infrastructure Package (Wall Street Journal)
- Video: Congressional Democrats on Infrastructure Meeting with President Trump (C-SPAN)
- Gas Tax for Infrastructure Sparks Fears of Political Backlash (Bloomberg)
- 7 Reasons Not to Buy the Infrastructure Hype (Politico)
- Any Infrastructure Program Will Be Swallowed by the Swamp (The Hill)
- The New ‘Infrastructure Deal’ Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (New York Magazine)