Whitehouse Statement on Trump Infrastructure Plan
‘If the President wanted to work with us to get an infrastructure deal done, all he needed to do was put a serious plan on the table. So far, this is anything but serious.’
Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement on the roll-out of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan in Ohio today:
“Donald Trump’s ‘plan’ amounts to doling out our roads, airports, ports, and bridges to corporations and private investors and leaving cities and towns to clean up the nation’s infrastructure mess. That’s not a real plan. There is clear bipartisan agreement in Congress that upgrading our coastal infrastructure, highways, ports, and railways will create jobs and grow our economy. Republicans and Democrats in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have worked together in the past to craft good highway bills. If the President wanted to work with us to get an infrastructure deal done, all he needed to do was put a serious plan on the table. So far, this is anything but serious.”
President Trump has repeatedly called for a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure, yet his budget request proposed just $200 billion in infrastructure spending, and cut many infrastructure programs. In January, Senate Democrats proposed a $1 trillion infrastructure improvement blueprint, which would rebuild and reinforce a wide array of vital infrastructure systems, creating jobs in Rhode Island and across the country.
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