McConnell Says Trump-Backed Infrastructure Bill Could Come Soon

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Leading Republican lawmakers said over the weekend proposals for a new Trump-administration-backed infrastructure bill could be introduced as early as the coming weeks.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R. Ky.) told reporters he expects to receive “some kind of recommendation on an infrastructure bill, a subject that we frequently handle on a bipartisan basis,” but gave no details or timing.

He has previously voiced concern over adding to budget deficits with a new injection of federal funds for road, bridge and other construction projects like the ones President Barack Obama secured from Congress in 2009, especially after a major highway funding law was enacted about a year ago.

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During the campaign, Trump said he would push for a $1 trillion infrastructure program to rebuild roads, bridges, airports and other public works projects. He said he wanted action during the first 100 days of his administration, which now seems unlikely.

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