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Meeting Requested Seeking Progress Concerning Infrastructure Funding

October 3, 2017

Recently, Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, along with the other minority members of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee launched efforts to gain bipartisan backing for infrastructure spending and improvements.

Democrats on the EPW Committee sent a letter Secretary of Transportation (DOT) Elaine Chao requesting a meeting where she and other Administration officials could share progress on the Administration’s infrastructure investment plan.

The letter highlighted Chao’s confirmation-hearing promise to work in bipartisan fashion in delivering on Trump’s campaign promise.  It also emphasized that they hoped Chao would be able to formally transmit the Administration’s plan to Congress promptly so that they may understand the “priorities as we get to work on developing a comprehensive infrastructure investment package.”

The letter to Secretary Chao can be viewed at: