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White House tamps down expectations about timing of $1T infrastructure plan

White House tamps down expectations about timing of $1T infrastructure plan

The Hill
BY MELANIE ZANONA - 04/24/17 03:16 PM EDT

The White House is tamping down expectations that the details of President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan will soon be released.

While President Trump said last week that his proposal is “coming fast”, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that the administration wants to first tackle other legislative priorities before focusing on a national rebuilding program.

“That’s on the list, but I think we seem to have our hands full right now with tax reform and healthcare,” Spicer said at his daily briefing. “He’s obviously still committed to seeing infrastructure ... but let’s get these first two things moving.”

Still, officials appear to be speeding up the timeline for the proposal, which was initially slated for the fall,  as the administration looks for legislative victory. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told The Boston Globe that the plan will likely debut this summer... FULL ARTICLE

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