Democrats pitch President Trump on ‘big and bold’ infrastructure bill

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Top Democratic congressional leaders pitched President Trump on a “big and bold” infrastructure bill ahead of a White House meeting on the issue, insisting there are “significant majorities in both the House and Senate” ready to act. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) are set to meet Trump on April 30; in advance of the meeting they sent President Trump a letter asking him to entertain infrastructure legislation with “substantial, new and real revenue” — as opposed to previous GOP plans that have focused on using smaller amounts of public money to leverage private investments. They did not specify a dollar figure for the package, though many Democrats have discussed $1 trillion as a bare minimum. They  also said any infrastructure bill must address “clean energy and resiliency priorities” and expand “beyond transportation and into broadband, water, energy, schools, housing and other initiatives.”

Amid oversight clash, Democrats pitch Trump on ‘big and bold’ infrastructure bill