House Democrats aim to invest a portion of the next Covid-19 stimulus package in the nation's infrastructure systems, the Hill reports. In addition to the emergency aid, Democrats are also eyeing new funding for infrastructure systems that have proven insufficient during the current crisis.
"There are infrastructure needs that our country has that directly relate to how we are proceeding with the coronavirus," Pelosi said on a conference call with reporters. "And we would like to see in what comes next something that has always been nonpartisan, bipartisan, and that is an infrastructure piece that takes us into the future."
Pelosi also noted that President Trump had won the White House campaigning with an infrastructure program, saying the coronavirus has provided policymakers with an opportunity to get it done.
According to The Hill, earlier this month President Trump said infrastructure spending would be "a priority" if the economy requires stimulus to power through the coronavirus outbreak. Even so, it “remains to be seen” if Republicans will embrace the Dem’s push for a broad infrastructure expansion.
Source: The Hill