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Infrastructure as an Issue


voteOct. 24, 2016 – Well, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on one thing: Our roads and bridges are a mess. According to news reports, Trump finally produced an infrastructure document. He says he would get a bill introduced during his first 100 days in office that would "spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years." Trump promises the legislation would leverage "public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives, to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years." The bill would be "revenue neutral," according to the document. Hillary Clinton has proposed to spend $275 billion over five years. Clinton also proposes to direct $25 billion over five years to a new national infrastructure bank, which she said could support about $225 billion in loans for local infrastructure projects. A similar lending bank was proposed by President Obama during his first term but failed to win congressional approval.