House Democrats on Wednesday called for $1 trillion in federal dollars for an infrastructure overhaul, a proposal that comes just days ahead of the announcement of President Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure proposal.
The House Democratic Policy & Communications Committee unveiled the party’s own infrastructure package at a press conference meant to counter the anticipated release of a Monday White House proposal.
“The federal government is a necessary partner in this effort to rebuild our country. It’s not enough to punt this to the private sector, as the president wants,” said Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.). Rebuilding our country will require a serious smart investment of real federal resources to get this work done.”
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