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Senate Democrats Again Criticize Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

Senate Democrats Again Criticize Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

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Eugene Mulero and Libby Seline | Staff Reporters
July 11, 2018 4:45 PM, EDT

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan continues to disappoint Senate Democrats critical of a proposal that would rely heavily on private sector investors to advance large-scale infrastructure projects.

Democrats on the Environment and Public Works Committee who panned the White House’s decision in February to use $200 billion in federal funds to spark additional infrastructure investments of $1.3 trillion over a decade, reiterated their concerns on July 11.

“If we want to modernize America’s infrastructure, we have to be committed to making those investments,” said Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). “The administration assumes that as a condition of receiving federal assistance, cash-strapped states and local governments will have to work with private investors to cover the other $1.3 trillion by using credit programs.” FULL ARTICLE

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