Dem rep: I’ll work with Trump on infrastructure if he works with us

Democratic Rep. Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellGOP lawmaker calls on US Olympic Committee chief to resign Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers target Chinese tech giants | Dems move to save top cyber post | Trump gets a new CIA chief | Ryan delays election security briefing | Twitter CEO meets lawmakers Dems urge Trump to reinstate top cyber post MORE (Mich.) on Tuesday said she is willing to work with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTom Arnold claims to have unreleased 'tapes' of Trump Cohen distances himself from Tom Arnold, says they did not discuss Trump US military indefinitely suspends two training exercises with South Korea MORE to tackle the nation's infrastructure problems if he is willing to reach across the aisle and work with the Democrats.

"I will work with Donald Trump on anything that helps the working men and women of my district. So yes, I will work with him on infrastructure if he’ll work with us," Dingell said on CNN's "New Day."


“We’ve needed to do something about infrastructure for decades. We’ve got an aging infrastructure with potholes and highways that aren’t working and bridges that are in trouble. We need to do something together to fix our infrastructure if we’re going to stay competitive as a nation," she added.

Dingell said while she doesn't see always see eye-to-eye with the president on issues like health care, he resonated in her state during the 2016 campaign when he talked about pension plans and trade.

"Ok, we don’t agree on health care, but I certainly don’t believe this man wants to see 13 million people suddenly not have access to health care," she said.

Her remarks come shortly after the Trump administration and Republicans passed an overhaul of the U.S. tax code, reeling in their first major legislative victory just ahead of the new year.

The Democratic lawmaker indicated a series of other issues that need to be addressed as well, including extending the budget and coming up with solutions for health care and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

"This is not a political war of words," Dingell said. "We are dealing with real people's lives with every one of these issues we are talking about."