The following is an excerpt from ALEXANDER MALLIN JORDYN PHELPS | February 12, 2018 | abcnews.go.com |
President Donald Trump unveiled his plan to fix the nation's infrastructure Monday, outlining a strategy he says will spark "new investment" to solve the problem, but Democrats call the proposal insufficient.
“Washington will no longer be a roadblock to progress. Washington will be your partner,” the president told local and state officials invited to the White House.
The president's proposal calls for $200 billion in new federal funds that the administration anticipates will “stimulate $1.5 trillion in new investment in infrastructure,” with states, local governments and private partnerships expected to bear the brunt of the financial burden for achieving one of the president’s key campaign promises.
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