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Trump During SOTU: ‘America Is a Nation of Builders’, But Offers Few Infrastructure Investment Details

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, construction on the new Tappan Zee Bridge rises above the current bridge as seen from Tarrytown, N.Y. Even as they maneuver for a share of the $1 trillion in spending President-elect Donald Trump promised to rebuild America’s roads, bridges and airports, …
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Trump offered few details Tuesday about his much-touted plans to expand infrastructure.

“America is a nation of builders. We built the Empire State Building in just one year. Isn’t it a disgrace that now it can take 10 years to get a minor permit approved tor the building of a simple road,” Trump said.

The president has emphasized deregulation as a major part of his infrastructure investment plan, a major departure from the previous administration.

Even still, the president offered few details about the administration’s infrastructure plans.

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