On Tuesday, Donald Trump and the Congressional Democrats agreed to use $2 trillion to save the crumbling infrastructure in the United States. While they agreed on the exact figure, no details were revealed about how they intend to fund the project. The mistrust between Democrats and Trump is legendary. However, both parties were able to come to an agreement regarding the nation’s infrastructure.
Senator Chuck Schumer said that the Democrats and the White House acknowledge that something needs to be done about the crumbling infrastructure in the country. You’ll recall that Congress is currently hammering the White House for more information on Trump’s Tax returns following the conclusion of the Robert Mueller probe. So, there was a lot of tension in the room when Pelosi and Schumer entered. Notwithstanding, the meeting was still productive and excellent according to Sarah Sanders of the White House.
The $2 trillion would not be spent in a single year. Rather, it would be spread out over at least one decade and it would make up for about half of the annual budget. Sanders said: “The United States hasn’t properly invested in infrastructure for years now. They have been putting the interests of other countries ahead of ours. We need to invest in the future of our country and improve our infrastructure and bring it to a better level than it has ever been.”
Pelosi said that the meeting was productive and the Democrats are excited about making progress regarding the issue. Pelosi said that it’s high time the Democrats and the White House reached a compromise. However, it is important to note that discussions about improving the country’s infrastructure like this have ended in disagreements in the past. There are always disagreements about how the funds would be raised for these projects and what projects would be prioritized.