“Senate Democrats have unveiled this blueprint because we need a wide-sweeping infrastructure plan – and we need it now”, Sen. From this standpoint, Democratic support for the bill provides Republicans with an added benefit: They can posture virtuously against the bill, and later decry it as a cause of the increase in deficits that is coming, while Democrats supply the votes to pass it.
Trump’s infrastructure plan may face resistance from congressional Republicans who are concerned about how to pay for it, said Richard LeFrak, a NY developer appointed by the president to a panel that will oversee it.
As the new Congress gets underway alongside a new president, progressive activists are looking to congressional Democrats to wage a fierce partisan war against the Trump White House.
“As I’ve said many times, I believe the president should pick a mainstream nominee who could earn bipartisan support for the vacant Supreme Court seat”, Schumer said in a statement.
The last Congress signed off on financing to fix certain water infrastructure problems and news of the latest Democratic proposals to sink more investment into the issue came as welcome news to Atlanta-based Mueller. Then-President Barack Obama championed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which contained a substantial infrastructure component, to speed economic recovery following the Great Recession.
Republican leaders have voiced concern about new federal spending on infrastructure.
Trump bemoaned the state of America’s roads, bridges, airports and railways during the presidential campaign and promised to generate $1 trillion in infrastructure investment, putting people to work in the process. In his inaugural address, he reiterated that commitment.
May also told the Financial Times on Friday that she hopes to impress upon Trump the benefits of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance and the European Union, two institutions he has repeatedly denigrated. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. Former Senate majority leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., directed military shipbuilding to ports in Pascagoula, Mississippi, while the current Senate leader, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has fought to protect the coal industry from Obama-era regulations.
But Republicans have long opposed attempt to spur the economy through government spending – especially with $20 trillion in federal debt.
Schumer and Trump discussed their shared interest in infrastructure investment during a meeting at the White House on Monday.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley speaking at the Iowa Republican Party’s 2015 Lincoln Dinner. “What are they going to prioritize?” “If you’re talking about upgrading the water system in Flint, they won’t be clamoring to get involved”, Alden said. As I’ve noted before, it would be a mistake for Democrats to withhold cooperation unconditionally. They also want to upgrade the nation’s 9-1-1 emergency response system.
US state governors are flagging hundreds of “shovel-ready” projects they regard as high-priority for Trump’s plan to fix the country’s infrastructure. Ultimately, Pallasch says, all of these will be necessary.
$10 billion for an Infrastructure Bank to bring in private money.
Whether it succeeds or fails, the bill may also signal to Democrats that their values are alive and well. Those votes went heavily to Trump in November.
Schumer embraced the role of chief opposer to Trump in full.