Infrastructure Week Is Here Early With Potential $2 Trillion Dollar Plan

Yesterday, Democrat leaders said they agreed on a potential $2 trillion infrastructure plan with President Trump. The plan would address highways, railroads, bridges, water and broadband infrastructure across the country. Although infrastructure investment tends to carry bipartisan support, it remains unclear if Republicans would back the deal. Also unclear is how the plan will be funded. In the past, President Trump has called for a combination of private, state, local, and federal investment to bridge the infrastructure gap. Trump and Democrats are expected to meet again to discuss funding for the plan in a few weeks, however, with 2020 elections around the corner and no funding plan, it remains to be seen how fruitful the efforts will be. Timing of the reinvigorated infrastructure talks coincides with Infrastructure Week, which kicks off on May 13th with 72 events across the country.