NFIB Weekly News
Details Of Trump’s Infrastructure Bill Still Unclear, But President Reiterating Commitment To Issue. (04/18/2017)
The AP (4/13) reported President Trump “says that last month’s bridge collapse near downtown Atlanta is a ‘painful reminder’ of the importance of strong infrastructure.” According to the AP, Trump “reiterated his commitment to enacting a major federal infrastructure spending program.”
In continuing coverage of the Trump Administration’s infrastructure plan, The Hill (4/12, Zanona) reported DJ Gribbin, special assistant to the president for infrastructure policy, said that the timeline for the package is still “up in the air.” According to Gribbin, the release depends on whether the plan moves forward as a standalone or is attached to another piece of legislation. “While Gribbin emphasized that they are still crafting the infrastructure measure,” the Hill added, “Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the package could be unveiled as soon as next month – a major shift from the administration’s initial goal” of a fall release.