Determining the most efficient way for boosting funds for new and existing infrastructure projects will be a top priority for the Republican-led U.S. House next year, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Dec. 5.
In a "60 Minutes" interview, the speaker emphasized relying on investors in the marketplace for an infrastructure funding playbook, as well as state officials who would decide how best to finance large-scale projects in the coming years. He neither endorsed President-elect Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan nor did he commit to a funding strategy for an infrastructure plan.
“Well, I think, that should be decided by the marketplace; that should be decided by the needs in the particular states and communities as to what is built or rebuilt. And it’s going to be one of our high priorities that we’re going to be addressing,” Ryan said.