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Senate Republicans Cast Doubt on Trump's Public Works Plan

Senate Republicans Cast Doubt on Trump's Public Works Plan

Bloomberg.com
Ari Natter & Mark Niquette
28 February 2018, 11:15 AM

(Bloomberg) -- The Senate’s No. 2 Republican cast doubt on whether Congress will be able to enact President Donald Trump’s plan to upgrade U.S. public works this year, raising questions about whether a top administration priority will be done before the November elections.

“It will be challenging,” Senator John Cornyn of Texas said in an interview Tuesday. “I certainly would be happy if we could, but we’ve got a lot of things to do, that being one of them, and I don’t know if we will have time to get to that.”

The White House said Trump expects Congress to act on the president’s proposal.

“The president presented his infrastructure outline earlier this month and has charged Congress with moving as quickly as possible to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, an issue that 84 percent of Americans consider a top priority,” deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said... FULL ARTICLE

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