Skip to Site Navigation | Skip to Content

Hazy prospects for Trump’s infrastructure package

Hazy prospects for Trump’s infrastructure package
10/22/2018 10:00 AM EDT

With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Stephanie Beasley

Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Transportation is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Transportation subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services, click here.

DON'T BET ON IT: Basic math and the tortured history of past infrastructure initiatives suggest that President Trump and lawmakers are likely to wind up empty-handed again despite talk of cooperation on an infrastructure package next year. The fundamental problem, our Tanya Snyder reports, is that reaching the dollar amounts both have suggested would require some combination of tax increases, budget cuts or borrowing. "Neither party has shown much willingness to address that challenge in recent decades, even during the brief period of bipartisan optimism that infrastructure inspired before Trump's inauguration," Tanya writes. Read on for takes from K Street, Capitol Hill and beyond... FULL ARTICLE

1 comment (Add your own)

1. wrote:
naturally like your website however you need to test the spelling on quite a few of your posts.
Many of them are rife with spelling problems and I in finding it very
troublesome to inform the reality nevertheless I
will certainly come back again.

Thu, May 9, 2019 @ 4:31 PM

Add a New Comment


Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.