Congress could push work on Trump’s infrastructure plan to 2018

Sen. John Thune, R-SD, chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, said last week that progress on President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan could be sidelined until 2018, according to The Hill. Deatils of the president’s infrastructure plan so far include leveraging $200 billion in direct federal spending to spur $1 trillion in total investment. The possibility of public-private partnerships (P3s) has figured heavily into the equation, but some lawmakers, particularly Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-NY, have expressed concerns about privatization of public assets and have argued that any massive infrastructure program should have a significant federal spending component.

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