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Dem Sen. Wyden Rips Trump's Infrastructure Plan: 'Broken Promise'

Dem Sen. Wyden Rips Trump's Infrastructure Plan: 'Broken Promise'
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By    |   Monday, 12 February 2018 02:58 PM

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., blasted President Donald Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, calling it a "broken promise" to rebuild America's aging roads, bridges, railways and airports, The Washington Times is reporting.

"It is a plan for wealthy investors who only care about wasting taxpayer dollars to fund their privatization schemes," said Wyden, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee.

Trump's plan seeks $200 billion in new spending to in order to leverage a $1.5 trillion investment by state and local governments for 10 years, according to the newspaper.

"Two-hundred billion dollars is a drop in the bucket compared to the $1.5 trillion Republicans in Congress just spent to slash taxes for multinational corporations and the donor class," Wyden said.

The White House plan would reduce the permitting process for new projects from ten years to two years, Fox News reported. It would also boost investments for projects in rural America – including transportation and flood management – by $50 billion.

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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., blasted President Donald Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, calling it a "broken promise" to rebuild America's aging roads, bridges, railways and airports.
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