Trump Shines Spotlight on Infrastructure Amid Uncertain Legislative Agenda

Transport Topics Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter April 29, 2020 5:30 PM, EDT


President Donald Trump continues to press lawmakers to take up an infrastructure funding package as part of ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts, repeating his desire to see action on a measure as April drew to a close and Senators readied a plan to return in early May to Capitol Hill.


“We want to do infrastructure, but a lot of people — a lot of the Republicans — would like to keep that as a separate bill,” Trump told reporters April 28, adding, “We have to rebuild our country."


The president, who has maintained that launching a nationwide campaign focused on rebuilding the transportation networks would revamp the economy, in late March proposed a $2 trillion infrastructure package that would be backed by low-interest borrowing...


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