Schumer, Pelosi agree to pursue $2 trillion infrastructure deal with Trump

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  • Source: NBC News
  • 07/31/2020
Democratic congressional leaders said Tuesday they’d reached an agreement with President Donald Trump to move forward with a "big and bold” $2 trillion infrastructure deal, and will meet with him again next month to discuss how to pay for it.

Speaking outside the White House, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., expressed optimism about their ability to work with the president, with whom they've had a shaky relationship in recent months.

The Democratic leaders said they and Trump had agreed that the package’s price would be $2 trillion and would focus on roads, bridges, highways, water, the power grid and broadband internet expansion. They added that they had agreed with Trump to meet again in three weeks to discuss how to pay for the package.

“We told the president we needed his ideas on funding,” Schumer said.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders called the meeting "excellent and productive."
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