IN THE NEWS — Articles From Around the Country

Dems call for $1 trillion federal investment in infrastructure —  House Democrats on Thursday called for $1 trillion in federal dollars for an infrastructure overhaul, a proposal that comes just days ahead of the announcement of President Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure proposal. — Mallory Shelbourne for The Hill — February 8, 2018

Trump Ready to Release Infrastructure Plan Monday, Official Says — President Donald Trump expects to release on Monday his long-awaited plan to generate at least $1.5 trillion to upgrade U.S. roads, bridges, airports and other public works, according to a White House official. The White House plans to release about 30 to 40 pages of principles to kick off the process for producing legislation. The release will outline Trump’s strategy to generate new investment, streamline the project review and permitting process to two years or less and provide funding for projects in rural areas, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss policy that hasn’t been publicly announced. — Mark Niquette for Bloomberg — February 6, 2018

Five things to know about Trump’s leaked infrastructure draft — A draft of the Trump administration’s principles for an infrastructure plan leaked earlier this week, providing industry leaders and lawmakers with a glimpse of what might be coming from the White House this year. The undated document, obtained by The Hill, describes an infrastructure plan as a push for improvements to water infrastructure, transportation and Veterans Affairs facilities. — Mallory Shelbourne for The Hill — January 24, 2018

Leaked draft outlines Trump infrastructure plan — A draft version of the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan leaked on Monday. A document obtained by The Hill reveals the details of a plan to revitalize America’s roads, bridges and transit systems by pushing for improvements to water infrastructure, transportation, land revitalization and Veteran’s Affairs facilities. The White House said it would not comment on the substance of a leaked document, but that it looks “forward to presenting our plan in the near future.” — Mallory Shelbourne for The Hill — January 22, 2018

Trump might have just opened the door to an infrastructure deal with Democrats — President Trump might have just created a clear path for an infrastructure deal with Democrats in 2018, says a former Clinton administration official. Trump surprised Republican leaders over the weekend when he told them he didn’t think public-private partnerships are going to work to rebuild America’s aging roads, bridges and other infrastructure. — Heather Long for The Washington Post — January 10, 2018

House Lawmakers Outline ‘Menu’ of Infrastructure Solutions — As Congress and construction industry groups continue to wait for President Trump to release long-promised details of his infrastructure investment plan, a bipartisan group of U.S. House members is proposing an array of possible ways to increase infrastructure funding and make improvements in how projects are financed and implemented. — Tom Ichniowski for ENR — January 10, 2018

Mixed signals on infrastructure plan emerge from Trump retreat — President Trump expressed misgivings about his administration’s infrastructure plan Friday at Camp David, telling Republican leaders that building projects through public-private partnerships is unlikely to work — and that it may be better for the government to pursue a different path. — Josh Dawsey for The Washington Post — January 7, 2018

House Transportation Committee Chairman floats raising gas tax to pay for infrastructure rebuild — The White House says one of its top priorities for 2018 will be re-building American infrastructure. Lawmakers still need to decide where to find the billions of dollars needed to make it happen. — WIAT CBS News 42 — January 4, 2018

GOP Rep. Shuster won’t seek reelection — Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) will not seek reelection this year, becoming the fourth House Republican committee chairman to call it quits. Like the other three chairmen, Shuster, who leads the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, was term-limited at the end of this Congress. — Christina Marcos for The Hill — January 2, 2018

Top GOP Senator won’t rule out gas tax hike for infrastructure upgrades — The Senate’s No. 3 Republican left the door open on Tuesday to raising the federal gasoline tax to pay for infrastructure improvements — an idea currently being considered by the White House, but one that has repeatedly run into a buzz saw of opposition on Capitol Hill. — Melanie Zanona for The Hill — October 31, 2017