UPDATED 12:47 PM PT — Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Democrat congressional leaders said they reached an agreement with President Trump to move forward with a two trillion dollar infrastructure plan.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met with the president at the White House Tuesday, and said there meeting ended on a positive note. The Democrat lawmakers said there was surprisingly “goodwill” on both sides to develop legislation to fix our nation’s crumbling infrastructure.
“We’re very excited about the conversation that we had with the President to advance an agenda of that kind,” stated Pelosi. “We did come to one agreement — that the agreement would be big and bold.”
“We agreed on a number, which was very, very good — two trillion dollars for infrastructure,” said Schumer. “Originally, we had started a little lower…even the President was eager to push it up to two trillion dollars and that is a very good thing.”
They did not come up with a plan on how to pay for the plan, but agreed to meet with President Trump in three-weeks to listen to his strategy for funding.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement Tuesday, calling the meeting “excellent and productive.”