Invigorated Dems Renew Focus On Transpo Infrastructure
Senior Counsel Michael Friedberg spoke with Law360 on the House's focus to increase transportation infrastructure in the next two years. The House believes that with President Trump's support to increase infrastructure investment it will be easier to get the legislative through the Senate. The only challenge for the Democrats will be to find a way to finance the projects that the Senate will agree too. Another priority will be giving local and state governments more flexibility to fund infrastructure projects and that the U.S. Department of Transportation administers its grants program to local project timely and efficiently.
"I think everybody is going to try to do infrastructure right off the bat. It's going to come down to when the rubber meets the road: How are we going to pay for it? If President Trump leads on this and makes the deal, I think the Democrats will be receptive. We kind of need everybody on all sides, including grassroots, grasstops and industry, because we're not going to get more tax cuts, so let's focus on something we can do." said Mr. Friedberg