Highlights of President Trump’s Legislative Outline for Funding and Financing
The President is asking Congress to approve legislation that leverages $200 billion to stimulate at least $1.5 trillion in new investment in infrastructure. The Federal Government historically has played, and should continue to play, an important role in developing infrastructure in our Nation. However, the vast bulk of infrastructure spending and ownership in the United States is non-Federal, and as such, the Administration has developed a long-term solution to our Nation’s infrastructure problems that rests on strong Federal, State, and local partnerships. Providing more Federal funding, on its own, is not the solution to our infrastructure challenges, as history has shown that when taxpayer dollars are sent to Washington, D.C., they are often inefficiently invested.
The Administration proposes offering these additional Federal funds in a manner that will stretch the use and benefit of taxpayer dollars. Read more about The President’s Initiative for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: [PDF Version]