Trump Calls Off Bipartisan Talks

Negotiations on a bipartisan budget deal and an infrastructure package stalled this week after President Trump said he will not work with congressional Democrats as long as they pursue investigations into him and his administration. “You can’t investigate and legislate simultaneously – it just doesn’t work that way,” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “You can’t go down… Read more »

Congress and Trump Agree Broadly on Infrastructure

Democratic leaders said they had a “constructive” meeting with President Trump this week on revitalizing the nation’s infrastructure, though there is still the issue of how to pay for it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said Trump has agreed to invest $2 trillion in public works and the… Read more »

Lawmakers at Odds on Infrastructure Bill

House Democrats have vowed to introduce legislation to improve U.S. infrastructure in the coming weeks, but consensus is lacking on how to pay for the package. House leaders say passage depends on President Trump and congressional Republicans moving away from the administration’s proposal to stick states, localities and the private sector with most of the… Read more »

Senate Dems Pitch Infrastructure Plan

Senate Democrats on March 6 released a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that would be funded by rolling back numerous tax cuts Republicans pushed through Congress late last year. The plan would return the top individual tax rate to 39.6 percent, raise the top corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 25 percent, and undo the… Read more »

GOP Leaders May Wait on Infrastructure Bill

Congress may need to wait on an infrastructure bill until the lame-duck session, according to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA). Last month, the White House rolled out a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan focused on investments in rural America and letting state and local governments prioritize projects. President Trump suggested he would… Read more »