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Infrastructure, Freight Agenda Still Not Advancing on Capitol Hill


(Transport Topics)

As they approach the legislative calendar’s halfway point, Republicans have been unable to carve a path forward for President Donald Trump’s multiyear infrastructure funding plan, despite their control of the U.S. House and Senate.

Trump had promised to deliver an infrastructure measure to Congress during his first 100 days in office. Instead, the White House unveiled guiding “principles” for a $1 trillion, 10-year infrastructure funding plan.

In June, Trump and his Cabinet hosted infrastructure-centric programs around the country to promote the proposal’s goal of streamlining environmental regulations pertaining to construction projects. The plan also calls for $200 billion in federal funding to generate $800 billion in private-sector investments. Click here to read more. Click here to read more.