Trump unveils massive $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

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But at a White House meeting Monday on infrastructure with state and local officials, Trump said he looked forward to spending more on the US - not overseas.

Fleishmann believes the proposed growth plan would generate more jobs and economic growth for years to come.

Sen. Tom Carper of DE said Trump told lawmakers in a White House meeting that he would be willing to provide leadership on such an increase. It compliments a bipartisan budget bill Congress approved last week that increases both defense and domestic spending by $300 billion over the next two years. Such cuts explicitly break a Trump campaign promise, but what's new?

However, he added it's his duty to defend the White House's priorities.

Congress isn't bound to accept any of the president's recommendations, but they make clear his spending priorities.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signaled his openness to a 25-cent fuel tax increase to help pay for his infrastructure proposal. The 2019 draft budget cuts $451 million from health professions training and eliminates 14 such programs, according to the document.

"The budget is an assault on struggling families, gutting funding for the very programs that help people grappling with poverty and trying to get ahead", Udall said.

The former congressman was testifying to the Senate Budget Committee on Mr. Trump's 2019 blueprint when Sen.

It was like the Nebraska governor already has prepared his statement of thanks for President Trump as the nation's top elected official Monday announced his plan for infrastructure improvements from coast to coast.

The 160-page budget projects a gap between tax revenue and spending amounting to at least $7 trillion by 2026. This includes his vaunted $200 billion infrastructure plan, the one he promised in his State of the Union address would "build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways across our land".

In a tweet Tuesday, Trump asserts that Democrats and Republicans must act now to provide legal protections to young "Dreamer" immigrants in the USA illegally.

The newly proposed HHS Budget for fiscal year (FY) 2019 says a repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would save the government trillions, while restructuring Medicare and Medicaid could produce federal savings.

Critics, including the Center for American Progress, say the president's plan is a "scam...to line the pockets of corporate polluters".

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