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Trump Touts Infrastructure Plan as Congress Eyes Expanded Aid

Trump Touts Infrastructure Plan as Congress Eyes Expanded Aid

Transport Topics
Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 8, 2020 4:15 PM, EDT

Proposals that would help the transportation sector work through the coronavirus pandemic are coming from the highest levels of government. President Donald Trump is pressing support for large investments in infrastructure funded through no-interest loans, and congressional leaders are calling for major pay increases for workers — including truck drivers — who are on the front lines of the nation’s battle against the virus.

In briefings with White House reporters, Trump has promoted a $2 trillion plan that would fix roads, bridges and other transportation systems through long-term, zero-interest borrowing. Such a plan would facilitate an economic recovery while also addressing the nation’s infrastructure needs.

“We’re going to do — perhaps — infrastructure, which you wouldn’t have gotten approved before. And now people are looking to do it,” Trump said on April 7. “And the beauty is we’re paying zero interest or very close to zero interest. In some cases, we’re paying actually zero. And the dollar is very strong, and people are investing in the dollar.” FULL ARTICLE

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1. Timothy Pennings wrote:
I'm glad to see that money is on the way to repair a lot of these critical transportation systems, because if they go down, we, as a nation, go down with them!

Thu, April 30, 2020 @ 9:57 PM

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