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Democrats bristle at Trump infrastructure plans (ARTICLE & VIDEO)

Democrats bristle at Trump infrastructure plans (ARTICLE & VIDEO)
Posted: Apr 06, 2017 2:47 AM CDT  
Updated: Apr 06, 2017 9:58 AM CDT
By JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats had hoped the one big policy area they could find common ground with President Donald Trump on was infrastructure, but they don't like what they're hearing from administration officials about the transportation portion of the plan that's still in the works.

Trump has promised to generate $1 trillion in infrastructure spending over 10 years. With two of his other top campaign pledges in trouble - an effort to repeal and replace the Obama administration health care law has failed so far, and without savings to the government from health care changes there may not be enough money to pay for lowering tax rates - infrastructure appeared to be an area ripe for bipartisan compromise.

But some Democrats say they worry that Trump's plan will focus on trying to entice more private investment in transportation projects and reduce regulations that require environmental reviews and community consultation on projects rather than providing more government money to repair, replace and expand the nation's transportation network... FULL ARTICLE & WATCH VIDEO

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