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Trump pledges to spend 'big' on infrastructure (ARTICLE & VIDEO)

Trump pledges to spend 'big' on infrastructure (ARTICLE & VIDEO)
Jacob Pramuk|
Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | 12:06 PM ET

President Donald Trump on Monday pledged "big" infrastructure spending, putting focus on a key campaign proposal that has taken a back seat in the first month of his administration.

Speaking to a group of governors at the White House, Trump said he will make a "big statement" about fixing roads and bridges in his Tuesday night address to a joint session of Congress. So far, the Republican-controlled Congress has not seen Trump's infrastructure spending pledge as a priority amid efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and pass tax reform.

"I'm going to have a big statement tomorrow night on infrastructure," Trump said. "We spend $6 trillion in the Middle East and we have potholes all over our highways and our roads ... so we're going to take care of that. Infrastructure — we're going to start spending on infrastructure big. Not like we have a choice. It's not like, oh gee, let's hold it off... FULL ARTICLE & WATCH VIDEO

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