Pelosi And Schumer: We Agreed With President Trump To Spend $2 Trillion On Infrastructure


The top two Democrats in Congress met with President Trump for the first time in months Tuesday to discuss improvements to U.S. infrastructure. Pelosi and Schumer said that an agreement had been reached to spend $2 trillion on an infrastructure improvement plan.

"It was a very constructive meeting," Schumer told reporters outside the White House. "We agreed on a number, which was very, very, good, $2 trillion for infrastructure. Originally, we had started a little lower and even the President was eager to push it up to $2 trillion. That is a very good thing."

"We think we can work with the President," Pelosi said, adding, "While we may have our difficulties in other areas, we cannot ignore the needs of the American people as we go forward."

"I believe we can do both at once," Schumer said. "We can come up with some good ideas on infrastructure. We want to hear his ideas on funding -- that's going to be the crucial point, in my opinion -- and the House and the Senate can proceed in its oversight responsibilities. The two are not mutually exclusive."

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