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Shuster Working on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill


According to a report in The Hill, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) is working to unveil an infrastructure bill this summer. 

"The infrastructure proposal will follow the general principles that the chairman discussed earlier in the year – that any proposal should be bipartisan, forward-looking and fiscally responsible," the source said. 

The push comes after President Trump's rebuilding blueprint appeared to hit a wall in Congress this spring, despite bipartisan support for an overhaul of U.S. public works.

Shuster and other members of the House panel have long called for a sweeping infrastructure package, but GOP leadership has not shown much of an appetite for a comprehensive bill.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) earlier this year said the president's infrastructure blueprint would come about in "five or six different bills," throwing cold water on the push for a large-scale overhaul.

Shuster has maintained that any infrastructure proposal must have bipartisan support in Congress.