April 13, 2019

U.S. Democrats seek up to $2 trillion to invest in aging infrastructure

Democratic leaders in Congress said on Thursday they would seek President Donald Trump’s support in coming weeks for legislation to invest up to $2 trillion to rebuild U.S. infrastructure, including roads, bridges and schools. House and Senate Democratic leaders said they would try to revive an effort that sputtered early in Trump’s presidency for major investments in aging public works.

Democrats have been seeking a much larger investment than Trump and fellow Republicans in Congress have suggested. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, told reporters later on Thursday that the financing issue was a major obstacle.

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