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Trump Planning Infrastructure Deal for Bipartisan Support

Trump Planning Infrastructure Deal for Bipartisan Support
(AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:45 AM EST

President Donald Trump hopes to pass a major deal on infrastructure and win bipartisan support, according to CNN.

Trump aides reportedly told the news network that the president predicted that a deal to repair roads, bridges and airports across the country would bring in bipartisan support, but CNN notes that Trump will face a major challenge in convincing Democrats to work with him just before the midterm elections.

With only a single-vote advantage in the Senate for the GOP, Trump will have to win over some Democrats in order to pass a major infrastructure bill this year, and Democrats have their own $500 billion infrastructure plan, released earlier this year, that they can push in favor of Trump’s plan.

"I really believe infrastructure can be bipartisan," Trump said earlier this month in the Oval Office. "People want it, Republicans and Democrats."

One White House official said that his proposal, scheduled for release in mid-January, would call for $200 billion in funding for infrastructure projects over the upcoming ten years, far less than the $1 trillion he promised on the campaign trail.

The White House official said the $200 billion would be the initial funding but not necessarily the total money spent, as the plan will hopefully spark enough state and local funding to bring the total up to Trump’s goal of $1 trillion.

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