Dem says infrastructure 'only major' issue where both parties can get a deal

Rep. Harley RoudaHarley Edwin RoudaDemocrats call for Senate to return to vote on gun reform after two deadly mass shootings The House Democrats who voted to kill impeachment effort House votes to kill impeachment effort against Trump MORE (D-Calif.) said on Friday that infrastructure may be the only issue on which Republicans and Democrats can come together to pass legislation.

"This is probably the only major piece of legislation that we will be able to see both parties come together and make sure that happens," Rouda told Hill.TV's Kyrstal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on "Rising." 

"My hope also is that the president takes the recommendations of the committee, and Congress in general, and not try to throw monkey wrenches into it, and again, follows our lead," he continued. 

Rouda appeared on Hill.TV alongside Rep. Rob WoodallWilliam (Rob) Robert WoodallHouse Democrats target 2020 GOP incumbents in new ad The House Republicans and Democrats not seeking reelection in 2020 House GOP fears retirement wave will lead to tsunami MORE (R-Ga.). Both lawmakers sit on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. 

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Republican lawmakers have doubts about the package, in particular how to pay for it without raising taxes. Woodall, though, said he was optimistic.

"The chances that Harley and I can come together on a plan are a hundred percent," Woodall told Hill.TV. "We need White House leadership and that is what the president is providing, and we need House and Senate leadership, and that's what Nancy Pelosi did when she went down to the White House to partner." 

— Julia Manchester