Tuesday in front of the White House, after meeting with President Donald Trump, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the president and Democrats have agreed on a $2 trillion infrastructure plan.
Schumer said, “It was a very constructive meeting. It’s clear that both the White House and all of us want to get something done on infrastructure in a big and bold way. And it was goodwill in this meeting. And that was different than some of the other meetings that we’ve had which is a very good thing.”
He added, “First, we agreed that infrastructure is crucial to the future of America. We agreed it creates jobs. We agreed it keeps us competitive. We agreed that for 25 years, this kind of big, bold bill that we could pass would make America a better place. This is not just one year or two years. We agreed on a number which was very, very good — $ 2 trillion for infrastructure. Originally, we had started a little lower. Even the president was eager to push it up to $2 trillion, and that is a good thing. We talked about a number of things we would do. Obviously, the roads and the obviously water but also bridges and highways, big emphasis on broadband and in every American home we believe needs broadband, emphasis on the power grid so we could bring clean energy from one end of the country to the other and several other issues. ”
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