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Trump Abandons Plan for Council on Infrastructure (ARTICLE & VIDEO)

Trump Abandons Plan for Council on Infrastructure (ARTICLE & VIDEO)

Bloomberg Politics
By Mark Niquette
August 17, 2017, 3:08 PM CDT
August 17, 2017, 4:48 PM CDT

President Donald Trump will not move forward with a planned Advisory Council on Infrastructure, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.

The infrastructure council, which was still being formed, would have advised Trump on his plan to spend as much as $1 trillion upgrading roads, bridges and other public works. Its cancellation follows Trump’s announcement Wednesday that he was disbanding two other business advisory panels.

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