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Democrats Eye Push for Infrastructure Plan If They Retake House

  • Leaders have discussed seeking major spending plan in 2019
  • Disagreements on funding doomed past efforts and could again
Governor Cuomo Hosts Grand Opening For The First Span Of New Kosciuszko Bridge
Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg

Democrats are planning to pursue a major U.S. transportation and infrastructure measure if they retake control of the U.S. House in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, but the same question that helped stall Donald Trump’s trillion-dollar initiative remains: How would it be funded?

Representative Peter DeFazio, who’s in line to become chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has said Democrats would seek a spending measure for roads, bridges and other public works if they take power. Nancy Pelosi, who could become speaker again, said it may be something Democrats can do with the Republican president.