President Donald Trump says Congress should first pass a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico before taking up a bill to boost the nation’s infrastructure
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is telling Democratic leaders that he believes Congress should first pass a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico before taking up a bill to boost the nation’s infrastructure.
The president made his request in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer before a White House meeting Wednesday.
The Democratic leaders and Trump are aiming for a $2 trillion bill to address roads, bridges and other priorities.
Trump says he remains committed to passing a bill, but he wants Pelosi and Schumer to spell out their priorities and how much money they would provide to each. He says Democrats have “expressed a wide-range of priorities, and it is unclear which ones have your support.”
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