Trump Pitches Infrastructure in State of Union, But No New Details

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By David Cullen | February 6, 2019

In his State of the Union address on Feb. 5, President Donald Trump again said he wants America’s infrastructure revamped and implied that Congress still does, too, but he offered no new details on how to go about it.

In a wide-ranging and spirited speech that ran for nearly an hour and a half, the president remarked on an array of domestic and foreign policy issues. On some, he spoke of at length; but on others, such as infrastructure, he gave only passing mention.

The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors in a statement urged the Trump administration and Congress “to unite in the coming months on infrastructure, a bipartisan bright spot.” CAGTC Executive Director Elaine Nessle said, “Infrastructure investment is a bipartisan issue at its core. For too many years, federal freight infrastructure investment has lagged while our population and national economy grow. This financial burden cannot be shouldered by states, localities and the private sector alone. There needs to be a commitment to driving an investment plan at the federal level.”

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