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Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation
Trump meets with Chao, Shuster to discuss infrastructure plan
President Donald Trump yesterday met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) to discuss the administration's potential infrastructure proposal, according to The Hill.
Both Chao and Shuster are expected to be key players in the president's plan to bolster the nation's infrastructure. The administration has proposed using $200 billion in federal "seed money," as well as permit and regulatory reform, to leverage $1 trillion worth of infrastructure.
Trump indicated last month that his administration would begin focusing on the infrastructure proposal after Congress addresses tax reform.
"Today's meeting with the president was a very positive step forward as we begin to work towards improving America's infrastructure," Shuster said in a statement, reported by The Hill. "We had a good, productive discussion, and I look forward to working with the president, the administration, and my congressional colleagues as we move into the new year to identify specific proposals and priorities."
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