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U.S. House Democrats call for $760 billion in infrastructure spending over five years

U.S. House Democrats call for $760 billion in infrastructure spending over five years

REUTERS.com
David Shepardson
JANUARY 29, 2020 / 2:04 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a proposed $760 billion infrastructure spending bill over five years that aims to rebuild sagging roads and bridges and reduce carbon pollution.

The proposal is intended to get U.S. President Donald Trump to return to the bargaining table. Trump campaigned in 2016 on boosting infrastructure spending by at least $1 billion over a decade but focused first on tax cuts and health care reform after taking office.

“There’s so many ways we can deal with the climate crisis by solving our congestion and infrastructure crisis,” said Representative Peter DeFazio, who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee... FULL ARTICLE

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