Democrats eye push for infrastructure plan if they retake House

Trump said in an Oct. 17 interview on Fox Business News that “infrastructure is going to be starting after the midterms and we think that’s going to be an easy one.” Despite the bipartisan enthusiasm for the idea, several recent efforts to reach agreement on a major bill have all faltered — and ballooning federal budget deficits along with growing partisan rancor will make it even harder. House Democrats could start hearings in late January if they take power, with the aim of crafting a bill that could pass by May, said Ed Rendell, the former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania who co-founded Building America’s Future, a bipartisan coalition of officials that promotes infrastructure spending.

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