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Trump will pledge federal dollars for infrastructure projects in rural areas

Trump will pledge federal dollars for infrastructure projects in rural areas

McClatchy DC
JUNE 03, 2017 2:30 PM
BY LINDSAY WISE

WASHINGTON 

Rural areas would get federal dollars to rebuild roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects under a plan President Donald Trump will announce next week.

After facing criticism for a budget proposal that hung his rural voters out to dry with huge cuts to crop insurance, Medicaid, rural loan programs and air services, Trump will release details of the infrastructure plan in a speech on Wednesday that White House officials say will stress his commitment to rural communities.

Voters who live in rural areas gave Trump a 61-34 percent advantage over Democrat Hillary Clinton in November, according to exit polls.

In the speech on the Ohio River, Trump will pledge to ensure that rural areas get “their fair share of infrastructure funding,” said Gary Cohn, director of the White House Economic Council... FULL ARTICLE

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