Trump’s massive infrastructure bill will face hurdles, and Republicans are hoping they can win over House Republicans before the House reconvenes next week.
Trump’s administration has been struggling to craft legislation that can meet his lofty infrastructure goals and is pushing the GOP to push for the $19.4 trillion bill.
Some Republicans have voiced concern that the bill will be so large that it’s impossible to pass it in a timely fashion.
But that concern is unfounded.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said last week that the legislation will likely pass, and the House is set to vote on the bill next week, as is the Senate.
But a source close to the White House said the House was still working on the legislation.
The White House is confident the bill is on track to pass, but it’s still not clear if it will be a bill that the president will sign into law.
The source said that the White and Senate administrations are “close” on the details of the bill.
The legislation would require federal agencies to spend $1.1 trillion on infrastructure projects over the next decade, including $700 billion to help communities rebuild after natural disasters, the source said.
It also requires federal contractors to spend an additional $1 trillion over the same period on building more highways, rail lines, airports and other infrastructure projects.
In the meantime, the bill would require states and local governments to contribute $1 billion annually to help build projects.
The bill would also create a new $1,000-per-household tax credit for people who spend $100,000 on their homes.
The GOP bill also would give the president more flexibility to use a mix of public and private funds to build infrastructure.
For example, he could direct agencies to make money available through grants, bonds and other tools if they don’t have the funding to pay for the projects.
It would also give the federal government more flexibility in how to use money to pay down its debt.
The House voted last month to pass the $1 million per household tax credit, but the Senate is expected to pass its own version of the legislation next week and send it to the president for his signature.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) has said he is confident that the $6 trillion bill will pass the Senate, but Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R), the No. 2 Senate Republican, told The Hill the bill’s timing is still up in the air.