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Politico: Trump Infrastructure Plan in Trouble

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By    |   Saturday, 15 Jul 2017 12:46 PM

House Republicans are having trouble gaining enough votes to pass President Donald Trump's first infrastructure priority, a signal the legislation is in trouble, Politico's Playbook reported Saturday.

The lack of support could prove to be an embarrassment for Trump and Republican congressional leaders. Trump wants to privatize the nation's air traffic control system, but House Speaker Paul Ryan, Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., who chairs the House Transportation Committee, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and the FAA's legislative affairs team have been unable to gain enthusiasm among House lawmakers.

As of Friday, the whip count lacked nearly a few dozen votes on the legislation. Lawmakers told Politico they wouldn't gain anything in their home states from supporting the effort, especially since some local leaders were against the legislation.

One lawmaker told Politico no one cared about modernizing air traffic control when road and bridges were in disrepair.

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House Republicans are having trouble gaining enough votes to pass President Donald Trump's first infrastructure priority, a signal the legislation is in trouble, Politico's Playbook reported Saturday.The lack of support could prove to be an embarrassment for Trump and...
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