$1 trillion Infrastructure Proposal Plans To Revamp The Nationís Airports, Bridges, Roads and Seaports
February 1, 2017
According to the Washington Post on January 24th a group of senior Senate Democrats including Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) unveiled the plan along with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and six other senior Senate Democrats: Bill Nelson (Fla.), Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), Ron Wyden (Ore.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Maria Cantwell (Wash.) and Thomas R. Carper (Del.). submitted a $1 trillion infrastructure plan to revamp the nationís airports, bridges, roads and seaports.
The Senate Democrats said their proposal would create 15 million jobs over 10 years.
Their infrastructure plan would rely on ≠direct federal spending and would span a range of projects including not only roads and bridges, but also the nationís broadband network, hospitals run by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and schools.
This 10-year plan included $110 billion for aging water and sewer systems,$75 billion for schools, $210 billion for roads and bridges, $180 billion for expanded rail and bus lines, $70 billion for deeper ports and upgraded airports, $100 billion for an updated electrical grid, $10 billion for VA hospitals, and $20 billion for broadband installations.
The Democrats hope many of their infrastructure ideas will make it into Trump's final plan. To read more: