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Trump Urges Congress to Back Senate Committee's Highway Bill

Trump Urges Congress to Back Senate Committee's Highway Bill

Engineering News-Record
February 4, 2020
Tom Ichniowski

Infrastructure advocates had to wait until President Trump was about an hour into his State of the Union address, but they finally heard what they were listening for: a “mention” about investing in public works. [View White House transcript of speech here.]

Trump said in his Feb. 4 speech before a joint session of Congress, “We must…rebuild America’s infrastructure.” Then he got more specific, calling on Congress to approve the highway authorization bill that the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee cleared unanimously on July 30.

Trump referred to the measure as “Senator John Barrasso’s highway bill,” which would “invest in new roads, bridges and tunnels across our land.”

In fact, the legislation was the result of a bipartisan effort in which Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, joined with the committee’s top Democrat, Tom Carper of Delaware... FULL ARTICLE

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