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Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that President Trump agreed to support a $2 trillion infrastructure spending package after a meeting with him and other Democrats in the White house, although the details are not yet clear.
The President – a real estate developer before he was elected President – of the a long time has tried to propose a large infrastructure deal, but has some resistance from the conservatives in his party, concerns about the country’s rising debt.
Democratic leaders, speaking to journalists in front of the White house after a meeting with Trump, called the meeting constructive.
PELOSI, SCHUMER EYE “MASSIVE” INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE
“We agreed on a number – which was very, very good. Two trillion dollars for infrastructure. Originally, we started to get a little deeper. Even the President was eager to push it up to two trillion dollars,” Schumer said.
The White house said in a written statement on the meeting, not to mention a dollar figure, but called the session “excellent and productive.”
“The United States does not even come close to that, to invest properly in infrastructure for many years, foolishly, the prioritization of the interests of other countries above our own. We have to invest in this country in the future and brings our infrastructure to a level better than ever before,” the White house said, adding that the group meet to discuss this again in three weeks”, with concrete proposals and funding methods.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said no decisions have been, as the figures for the plan.
“We agreed that we meet again to talk about how it will be paid,” she said.
Both Schumer and Pelosi said, you think you can beat a deal with trump in the field of infrastructure, as well as a Congress-Democrats “ramp-up” investigations of the President and the subpoena of members of his administration in the Wake of the publication of the Special Counsel, Robert Müller Russia-report.
“I think we both said at once,” Schumer, the, add, you’re not “exclude”
“Building the infrastructure of America has still said never a partisan issue,” Pelosi say that Democrats “hope to forward, in a very non-partisan for the future.”
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Before the meeting with the Democrats, one of the President’s economic adviser said the White house would not go into the Tuesday session with a Plan for an infrastructure bill.
“We’ll go slowly,” said Larry Kudlow, Director of the president’s National Economic Council. “We want to cross this party. We want to work with you and come up with something both sides can agree to. It is an important issue.”
Questions remain, such as the funded plan would be. The nation’s top business groups and trade unions support the increase in the Federal tax, raised, currently 18.3 cents per gallon since the last of 1993.
Asked whether Trump is an increase in the gas tax, White house adviser Kelly Anne Conway’s support said: “This President is the guy that lowers the taxes.”
Conway acknowledged that “there is no question” that the infrastructure must be paid for the repairs.
Pelosi and Schumer wrote in a letter to Trump on Monday that an infrastructure package, in addition to the addressing of roads and bridges should go and also provisions for the improvement of broadband, water systems, energy, schools, and housing.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.