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Trump to ask Congress for $1T infrastructure package

Trump to ask Congress for $1T infrastructure package

The Hill
BY MELANIE ZANONA 
02/28/17 09:41 PM EST

President Trump said Tuesday that he will ask lawmakers to approve legislation that spurs $1 trillion worth of infrastructure investment and is funded by a mix of direct federal investment and private financing.

Although Trump has long called for repairing U.S. roads, bridges and airports, the comments are the clearest sign to date of how he intends to tackle a hefty rebuilding plan. But Trump still left out details such as how exactly he wants to pay for the proposal and when he will unveil legislative text.

So far, the only clues had come from a white paper floated on the campaign trail that solely relies on federal tax credits for private investors, which had raised concern from rural Republicans and other critics.Trump to ask Congress for $1T infrastructure package.....FULL ARTICLE

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