House Democrats could find common ground with President Trump on infrastructure as long as the president unveils a “real infrastructure” bill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Meet the Press on Feb. 5.
“If we can talk about job creation and infrastructure legislation that’s a real infrastructure bill and not a tax break for his rich friends, then there’s something we can talk about,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) told Chuck Todd, the show’s host.
Pelosi has repeatedly called on Trump to consider unveiling an infrastructure plan aimed at boosting funds for big-ticket items without significantly relying on private capital. Many industry stakeholders and state and local officials share Pelosi’s sentiment.
Last month, Senate Democrats unveiled a $1 trillion infrastructure funding plan that would avoid relying on private investments for financing infrastructure improvement projects. Congressional Republicans in the majority in the House and Senate have yet to indicate when they would advance a massive infrastructure funding measure.
Trump’s advisers in October announced a plan designed to provide $137 billion in tax credits for the private sector to achieve a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure over 10 years. Trump promised to unveil an infrastructure package during his first 100 days in office.