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Trump pushes $2 trillion infrastructure package in next coronavirus bill, saying it must be ‘VERY BIG & BOLD’

President Trump said Tuesday that a $2 trillion infrastructure package should be part of Congress’s next response to the coronavirus pandemic, reviving a 2016 campaign pledge to ramp up construction projects despite public health guidance that Americans should stay home and isolated to the greatest extent possible.

Congress should pass an infrastructure package now to capitalize on the political crisis and low interest rates, but construction projects should not begin until quarantines are lifted, said Peter Gowan, an economic expert at the left-leaning Democracy Collaborative.

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Publication date: 2020-03-31
Parent publication: Washington Post
Publication URL: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/31/trump-democrats-coronavirus-infrastructure/

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