Trump, congressional leadership agree on infrastructure bill dollar figure

By |  May 1, 2019
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The president plans to meet again with congressional leaders later this month to discuss how to pay for improvements to the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Photo: iStock.com/peeterv

Passage of a federal infrastructure bill took a step forward Tuesday following a meeting at the White House between President Trump and Democratic congressional leadership.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) sat down with the president and collectively agreed to pursue an infrastructure deal totaling $2 trillion. Pelosi and Schumer cautioned, however, that the sides had not yet agreed on how to pay for a package, a significant hurdle that will have to be overcome.

Trump, Pelosi and Schumer are expected to meet again in three weeks.

“This was a very, very good start,” Schumer says.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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