Infrastructure Overhaul Likely to Come After Midterms
(April 11, 2018)
- President Trump acknowledged that an infrastructure plan in Congress will likely come after the 2018 midterm elections, arguing that Democrats don’t want to provide Republicans with a win.
“I’ve asked Republicans and Democrats in Congress to come together and deliver the biggest and boldest infrastructure plan in the last half-century,” Trump told a crowd of union workers in Ohio.
"I don’t think you’re going to get Democrat support very much. And you’ll probably have to wait until after the election, which isn’t so long down the road. But we’re going to get this infrastructure going."
The comments deal a blow to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee lawmakers and industry leaders who have long pushed for rebuilding legislation. Trump's remarks come as the administration's infrastructure proposal appears to have stalled in Congress after its release last month.