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Infrastructure grants could be on chopping block in Trump budget

Infrastructure grants could be on chopping block in Trump budget

The Hill
BY MELANIE ZANONA - 03/12/17 07:30 AM EDT  

Infrastructure grant programs are expected to be on the chopping block in the White House budget, according to one GOP senator, despite President Trump’s promise to revitalize U.S. roads, bridges and airports.

The administration is putting together a separate $1 trillion package to upgrade the nation's crumbling infrastructure through public and private financing.

But the optics of slashing federal transportation funds in his budget proposal while pushing for a separate financing package underscores Trump’s challenge of balancing his promises of massive infrastructure investment and dramatic cuts in government spending... FULL ARTICLE

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