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

Rep. Harley RoudaHarley Edwin RoudaDemocrat Harley Rouda advances in California House primary Let engineers make engineering decisions on local infrastructure projects EPA pushes back on Oversight review of ethics program 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 WoodallOmar endorses progressive Georgia Democrat running for House seat House candidate asks FEC to let her use campaign funds for health insurance House Democrats launch effort to register minority voters in key districts MORE (R-Ga.). Both lawmakers sit on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. 

Democrats and President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE have been at odds over the fallout from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's Russia probe and a number of House investigations into the administration. Despite those divisions, House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDC argues it is shortchanged by coronavirus relief bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 | Trump signs T stimulus package | Trump employs defense powers to force GM to make ventilators | New concerns over virus testing Hillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTexas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill Pelosi not invited by Trump to White House coronavirus relief bill's signing COVID-19, Bill Barr and the American authoritarian tradition MORE (D-N.Y.) say they will work with Trump toward a $2 trillion infrastructure package. The two are slated to meet with Trump again next week.

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