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Governors bullish on infrastructure after Trump talks

Governors bullish on infrastructure after Trump talks

The Hill
02/25/19 07:58 PM EST  INTERNATIONAL

The nation’s governors are increasingly hopeful that a sweeping infrastructure package is possible this year after White House talks that even some of President Trump’s harshest critics called surprisingly productive.

Governors who met this weekend in Washington almost universally said they were disappointed in the lack of action by a divided Congress. But they are optimistic that Congress will act to send them billions of dollars to repair roads and bridges in a matter of months.

“It’s realistic because I think every governor is aligned on this, Republican and Democrat, and we can put pressure on that congressional delegation, Republican and Democrat, to get it done,” New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) told The Hill in an interview.

For most of President Trump’s two years in office, an infrastructure package has been seen as one of the few areas in which a deeply divided government could reach bipartisan consensus. Both parties appear interested in appropriating money for construction projects, though several attempts to focus attention on the issue have fallen flat, making “infrastructure week” a running joke in Washington... FULL ARTICLE

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