Published: Fri, January 27, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

For Supreme Court Pick, Donald Trump Would Meet Leaders Of Congress

For Supreme Court Pick, Donald Trump Would Meet Leaders Of Congress

That, however, is likely to reveal vast differences in the Capitol's political infrastructure rather than to launch needed projects.

The proposal faces an uncertain future, however, as Republicans are unlikely to embrace the plan. It should get the support of Republican too as well as could be supported by them.

"Dr. Carson is not the nominee I would have chosen to lead HUD, due to both his lack of experience and his often troubling public statements over the last three years", Senator Sherrod Brown of OH, the ranking Democrat on the Banking Committee, said in a statement Tuesday. "It would definitely on its own be helpful to the Decatur efforts". The plan did not call for an increase in taxes that could help fund the projects.

This week, more than 10,000 people showed up to senators' district offices nationwide to demand that the U.S. Senate reject Trump's "swamp Cabinet of billionaires, racists and climate-change deniers", as the organizers put in a statement. Describing his "beautiful" relationship with leaders of both parties yesterday, Trump boasted, "We're about to make a big deal". "You can't take every road in the country and toll it", said Delaney when asked about Trump's plans. If Trump actually backs the Democrats' plan, that will force the congressional GOP to either stand up to the leader of their party, or acquiesce.

"I hope it will be something credibly paid for", McConnell said, rejecting borrowing to pay for it. John Cornyn recounted to reporters after the meeting.

While Trump campaigned for president, he also promised $1 trillion in infrastructure spending.

Funding for schools, broadband expansion and airport improvements is also part of the proposal.

Mueller Water Products Inc, which has factory and foundry operations in Decatur, already gets a lot of its business from spending to fix America's leaky water pipes and valves.

Aging infrastructure, and a lack of investment, is costing the average American family $3400 per year, says Brian Pallasch, senior managing director of government relations and infrastructure initiatives at the American Society of Civil Engineers, in a phone interview with The Christian Science Monitor.

Republican leaders have voiced concern about new federal spending on infrastructure. "In terms of this particular bill, obviously we will see what happens as it goes through the process".

"I think Schumer and his conference are going to decide how beholden they are going to be to folks who don't want the government to function", Sasse told RCP. "I do not view that as meaningful investment that this country so desperately needs to drive the economy and ensure that people and goods can get where they need to be in a safe and efficient way".

The Senate has approved three Trump nominees so far, well behind the 12 selections confirmed during the first week of the Obama administration. In the white paper advancing his plan, Trump's advisers argued that the credits would pay for themselves with the tax revenue generated by new economic activity. What is needed most, they say, is money to address the growing backlog of maintenance and fix projects, most of which are unsuitable for tolling. It's unclear how many other Cabinet nominees will receive votes this week before Republicans depart Wednesday for a retreat in Philadelphia, but Schumer said Sunday on CNN that "a few more" could be confirmed.

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