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Could coronavirus bring back infrastructure week?

Could coronavirus bring back infrastructure week?

Amid the pandemic, lawmakers appear more willing to borrow money to pay for infrastructure projects

By Jessica Wehrman and Doug Sword
Posted March 31, 2020 at 4:27pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of lawmakers and lobbyists proposing massive spending on infrastructure in the next coronavirus stimulus bill, calling for a $2 trillion investment. And his endorsement appeared to embrace borrowing to pay for it.

“With interest rates for the United States being at ZERO, this is the time to do our decades long awaited Infrastructure Bill,” Trump tweeted. “It should be VERY BIG & BOLD, Two Trillion Dollars, and be focused solely on jobs and rebuilding the once great infrastructure of our Country!”

House Ways and Means Committee Democrats followed with a tweet of their own noting the position of their chairman, Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass... FULL ARTICLE

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