President Donald Trump has been talking about pushing through an infrastructure bill since the campaign trail, and it’s looking more likely after his meeting with Democratic leadership yesterday.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared triumphant as they emerged from their meeting with Trump, with Schumer saying, “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.”
The original figure that Trump had been pushing was a $1 trillion spending budget. But after yesterday’s announcement, this sum looks modest next the doubled $2 trillion budget that Democrats proposed to spend over a 10-year period, which Trump agreed to. (RELATED: Meadows Says Don’t Expect Much From Dems Infrastructure Meeting With White House)
Attorney General William Barr is also testifying on Capitol Hill this week, meaning “Infrastructure Week” will certainly be vying for media attention and congressional acknowledgement.
Tune in to see what happened the last time Infrastructure Week was announced.