May 22, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi issued this statement in advance of Wednesday’s meeting with the White House on a $2 trillion infrastructure plan::
“Three weeks ago, we were pleased to have had a productive meeting with the President, during which he agreed to a $2 trillion plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure and to provide ideas for pay-fors. On Wednesday, we look forward to hearing the President’s plan for how to pay for this package.
“In our conversations with the President, Democrats will continue to insist on our principles: that any plan we support be big, bold and bipartisan; that it be comprehensive, future-focused, green and resilient; and that it be a jobs and ownership-boost with strong Buy America, labor, and women, veteran and minority-owned business protections.
“America has an historic opportunity to forge the infrastructure of the future, and an urgent responsibility to create good-paying jobs, promote commerce, protect public health and public safety, and improve quality of life. The American people demand and deserve transformative action – and Democrats are proud to work to deliver results in their lives.”