President Donald Trump‘s road to getting legislation through Congress this year to restore the nation’s crumbling infrastructure appears increasingly precarious.
Trump has yet to release a plan, despite his campaign pledge to create jobs by building bigger and better transportation and other types of infrastructure projects. Administration officials have said a plan will be released in the third quarter of this year, but Congress is unlikely to jump on the issue right away.
Spending bills and extending the government’s ability to borrow are likely to top Congress’ agenda when lawmakers return to work after Labor Day.
There is bipartisan skepticism Trump can reach his promised $1 trillion in new infrastructure spending over 10 years if he relies mainly on tax incentives to spur investment.
Republished with permission of The Associated Press.