Democratic Senators To Propose $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

United States Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Democrat of New York) makes remarks as the BiCameral Democratic Leadership meets reporters after their gathering with US President Barack Obama to strategize on how... United States Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Democrat of New York) makes remarks as the BiCameral Democratic Leadership meets reporters after their gathering with US President Barack Obama to strategize on how to counter Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the US Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP - NO WIRE SERVICE - Photo by: Ron Sachs/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images MORE LESS
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Senate Democrats plan to introduce a $1 trillion infrastructure plan on Tuesday and call on President Donald Trump to back the proposal, according to reports in the New York Times and the Washington Post.

The plan will rely directly on federal funding to back projects like rebuilding roads and bridges, expanding the country’s broadband network, and supporting veterans hospitals and schools, according to the Washington Post. The funding model proposed by Democrats differs from funding proposed by Trump in the past — his campaign proposed using tax credits and working with private contractors.

“Our urban and rural communities have their own unique set of infrastructure priorities, and this proposal would provide funding to address those needed upgrades that go beyond the traditional road and bridge repair,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) plans to say while announcing the plan, according to the New York Times. “We’re asking President Trump to work with us to make it a reality.”

The Democrats’ plan would provide $210 billion for roads and bridges, $75 billion for schools, $20 billion for broadband network expansion, and $10 billion for veterans hospitals, according to the Washington Post.

Schumer will sponsor the proposal along with Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), the Post reported.

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  1. Since this plan would not result in the privatization of public resources, unlike the Republican alternative, it must be no good.

  2. Now, this is really interesting.

    In his inaugural speech, the Orange Horror specifically mentioned the disintegrating infrastructure and how he was going to make it all better.

    But now the DEMs have jumped the gun and proposed a package to do just that.

    So, how will he and his “alternative facts” groupies weasel around to say “no” on something he promised to do, just 'cause it came from the Dems?? And what new “alternative facts” will they base their displeasure on?? 'cause you know they gotta kill it. But how to do it while not losing face…therein lies the rub.

    (Good one, Schumer…)

  3. Avatar for jtx jtx says:

    Just a trick to make Trump look bad

  4. Yup.

  5. Getting ahead of Dumblefuck before he can roll out his sub-plan that basically gives trillions in cash and prizes to the point-1%, who will promise (pinky-swear!) to do great things with it. Honest.

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