(Washington D.C., AP) White House officials stated on Thursday that the president will likely roll out his infrastructure principles next month, leading up to the State of the Union address. Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are set to discuss the GOP’s overarching infrastructure themes at Camp David between Jan.6 and Jan. 7. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said in September that states and localities will compete for government funds, with the most innovative projects winning more federal dollars.
National Economic Director Gary Cohn told Axios that having broadband in rural areas is a priority. He also said that the government needs to reimagine infrastructure based on the future, adding that the U.S. can’t keep building cities in 2050.
The projected spending figures remain unchanged: a $1 trillion package consisting of combined public-private spending. The federal government is looking to directly spend around $200 billion.