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Infrastructure spending bill sliding down agenda

Infrastructure spending bill sliding down agenda

The Hill
BY MELANIE ZANONA - 10/04/17 06:00 AM EDT  

President Trump’s change of heart on a core component of his $1 trillion infrastructure package has left the entire effort in doubt.

Trump is now questioning behind closed doors whether public-private partnerships are an effective tool, raising fresh questions about how the massive rebuilding project would be paid for.  

And the Trump administration, which initially promised to release a legislative package by late summer, likely won’t be focusing on the issue until after tax-reform legislation progresses.

“We’ve seen their outline, but that’s continuing to be adjusted,” Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, told reporters Tuesday. “We hope they’re going to make it public in the next week or so. It will be more of an outline or principles, so we can move forward and put meat on the bones.” FULL ARTICLE

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