WASHINGTON (Jan. 26, 2017) — Beating President Trump to the punch, Senate Democrats have unveiled a 10-year, $1 trillion infrastructure improvement plan.
The proposal, titled "Blueprint to Rebuild America's Infrastructure," offers a program to rebuild roads, bridges, railways, water systems, broadband networks, Veterans Administration hospitals, schools and airports across the U.S., according to the office of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
Mr. Sanders quoted the American Society of Civil Engineers as saying the U.S. must spend $1.6 trillion above current levels to repair the nation's infrastructure.
"President Trump campaigned on rebuilding the infrastructure," he said. "Let's do it, but let's do it in a way that does not provide huge tax breaks to the wealthiest people in this country and to the largest corporations."