President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to make large investments in infrastructure and continues to prioritize the issue at the top of his governing agenda. In his first address to Congress, he called on lawmakers to pass legislation that produces $1 trillion in infrastructure investments, financed through both public and private capital.
Recently, the president suggested to the New York Times that he was considering “accelerating” a package that could be attached to tax reform or even health care, using the popular policy as a sweetener as he looks for a legislative victory.
But while Democratic support for such a move remains unclear, the president has also not yet addressed the financing question, and his call for the largest expansion of federal infrastructure spending in recent years provides an opening for innovative funding solutions.
To get you up to speed on the current state of play for infrastructure, we have preapared a breakdown below of all of the action in the administration, on Capitol Hill and some of the possible vehicles for getting a package over the finish line.
The Trump Administration