The Hill » The White House reassured Senate Republicans that President Trump still wants to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges, airports and other public works, according to lawmakers who attended a meeting with administration officials on Wednesday. But key details about the long-awaited infrastructure proposal remain up in the air.
Trump’s Transportation Chief Just Hyped His $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Again. But She Offered Few Details
Fortune » Delivering remarks Wednesday as the keynote speaker at the American Public Transportation Association expo here in Atlanta—the largest industry gathering in the country—U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said that the Administration “is committed to rebuilding our critical infrastructure,” but offered few concrete details as to how it would implement Trump’s proposal or even when it would arrive.
The Hill » The Border Security for America Act, proposed by committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), was passed on a party-line 18-12 vote. The bill includes the $10 billion in border wall funding, $5 billion to improve ports of entry and adds 5,000 agents to both the Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection.
Washington Examiner » The top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently became a beneficiary of President Trump’s lurch toward bipartisanship. Rep. Peter DeFazio, of Oregon, met with D.J. Gribbin, Trump’s special assistant for infrastructure policy, shared beers on the patio outside the lawmaker’s office to talk about roads and bridges for an hour.