White House says Infrastructure Bill Remains Trump Priority

The White House also issued an executive order this month to formally establish an infrastructure council, which has been tasked with vetting transportation projects and working on other rebuilding issues

President Trump remains committed to working with Congress on a massive infrastructure bill, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday.

The reassurance from the White House comes as GOP leaders have signaled that the timeline for Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure package — which has yet to be unveiled — will likely slip to next year.

“The president’s been very outspoken on the need for a massive overhaul to the country’s infrastructure, and that certainly is still a priority, both legislative and in any capacity that he has the ability to carry that out,” Sanders told reporters at the daily briefing.

One of Trump's chief campaign promises was to upgrade U.S. roads, bridges, airports and other public works. Trump outlined broad infrastructure principles in his budget request this spring, but a more detailed legislative package is not expected to be released until at least this fall.

Following a stalled effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that the GOP would be moving on “to comprehensive tax reform and to infrastructure.”

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