The tricky politics of infrastructure spending
By Brian Hughes | Washington Exmainer
Republicans and Democrats agree: The nation’s aging roads, bridges and broader infrastructure network are a mess.
But with the more than $50-billion-a-year Highway Trust Fund expected to run out of money by September, that’s where the agreement ends in a political showdown with major economic consequences.
How to raise money for transportation spending is among the top items on Congress‘ to-do list before the November midterm elections, and the White House this week started a new campaign to paint Republicans as out of touch on the issue.
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