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Trump's Infrastructure Plan 'Not Dead,' GOP Senator Says

Trump's Infrastructure Plan 'Not Dead,' GOP Senator Says
By Bill Lucia, Senior Reporter
MAY 15, 2018

"We're very actively working on it," said Sen. Jim Inhofe, who chairs a public works subcommittee.

WASHINGTON — Don't rule out congressional action on the infrastructure plan the Trump administration released earlier this year, a top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee insisted on Tuesday.

"It's not dead on arrival," said Sen. Jim Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican. "In fact, we're very actively working on it right now."

Inhofe, who chairs the Environment and Public Works subcommittee on transportation and infrastructure, made his remarks during an event hosted by the news publication Axios.

The White House proposal calls for about $200 billion of federal spending over 10 years, mostly on new grant initiatives. But it does not identify new revenues that could cover this cost. It also outlines a slate of changes meant to speed up permitting and approvals for projects... FULL ARTICLE

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