Trump to outline infrastructure plan that includes rural funding
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 11, 2017,
Jun 11, 2017, 19:31
The White House has yet to outline specifics of the infrastructure plan. Rather than stand up and just give a a bunch of facts and figures, Trump presented to the nation people who demonstrate the reason why Trump is fighting to replace the un-Affordable Care Act.
Trump is also pushing efforts to fix the nation's crumbling infrastructure while in Cincinnati.
Trump supplemented his discussion of infrastructure by mentioning the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, a government program that reportedly allows the private sector to access low-cost government loans in order to leverage federal cash with funding for the state, local and private-sector levels.
Trump didn't mention any specific projects by name - such as Cincinnati's Brent Spence bridge, which he vowed to replace while campaigning for president a year ago.
In his remarks, President Trump specifically called for upgrading the nation's aging system of locks and dams-making him the first modern president to focus on this critical piece of the infrastructure puzzle.
Whalen's monthly premiums have quadrupled and she has a $15,000 deductible, post Obamacare, Trump said. "We'll take even fixing them, but we're going to get them going again like they've never been before", he said.
"The Democrats are really in our way", the president said in remarks at the Cincinnati airport, prior to another event on infrastructure.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, also sent a letter Wednesday to Trump, writing he shares the president's "goal of promoting economic and national security and supporting the American manufacturing and the U.S. defense industrial base". I'd be doing positive things.
"Every single thing is obstruction", the president continued, adding that "if I was in that party, I would not do it that way".
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, joined the three other Ohio Democrats in the U.S. House in writing a letter Wednesday to Trump urging his administration to act on broad policies that invest in America's infrastructure.
The new schedule showed Trump delivering remarks at health care before he departed an OH airport for the marina.
Two such undertakings mentioned Tuesday - the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines - have faced opposition from Democrats over environmental concerns.
"Nobody thought any politician would have the guts to approve that, by the way. It got to the point where I probably absorbed $100,000 worth of increases", he said. "But I take so much heat for nonsense that it probably overrode it", he added, indirectly referring to mounting controversies in his administration, including his firing Comey and an investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties with Russian Federation.
"I met with communities that were desperate for new roads and new bridges".
The president said the two families were "giving voice to the millions and millions and millions of Americans who are going through turmoil", according to a pool report.
Trump says the families have "had their lives completely upended by the disaster known as Obamacare".