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Trump's pursuit of infrastructure deal hits GOP roadblock

Trump's pursuit of infrastructure deal hits GOP roadblock

The Hill
BY ALEXANDER BOLTON, JULIEGRACE BRUFKE AND SCOTT WONG
05/03/19 06:00 AM EDT  

President Trump faces stiff opposition from Republicans in his desire for a massive infrastructure package.

GOP lawmakers say the president’s grand proposal for a $2 trillion deal is too ambitious and warn that they will oppose any measure that adds to the deficit.

Many Republicans also say they are against raising taxes to pay for an infrastructure initiative, a stance that would make it extremely difficult to find money to finance a package even half the size of Trump’s desired amount.

Congressional Republicans say they are worried about passing a reprise of former President Obama’s 2009 fiscal stimulus, which was devoted to “shovel ready” infrastructure projects and “green” energy production... FULL ARTICLE

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