Trump’s visit will be part of a week-long White House effort to emphasize Trump’s plan to use $200 billion in tax breaks to help generate $1 trillion in public and private investment to pay for improving the nation’s infrastructure. Democrats have pushed for far more federal dollars than Trump is considering.
Gary Cohn, director of the White House National Economic Council, said in a statement that “the time has come for us to reinvest in American infrastructure. We have fallen to 12th in the world, which is unacceptable.”
“President Trump is committed to rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure by taking action to generate $1 trillion of investment by partnering with state and local governments and utilizing the expertise and financing ability of the private sector,” Cohn said. “Our goal is to bring about greater job growth, increased productivity and a healthy economy for generations to come.”
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