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

Rep. Harley RoudaHarley Edwin RoudaFormer GOP Rep. Rohrabacher joins board of cannabis company GOP rep says taxpayers 'happy' to pay for performance in improving infrastructure Dem says infrastructure 'only major' issue where both parties can get a deal 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 WoodallIndiana GOP Rep. Brooks says she won't seek reelection Democratic rep says she's tired of 'sex-starved males' talking about abortion rights MSNBC host presses GOP lawmaker on why he didn't read Mueller report MORE (R-Ga.). Both lawmakers sit on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. 

Democrats and President TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates MORE have been at odds over the fallout from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump Schiff says Intel panel will hold 'series' of hearings on Mueller report MORE's Russia probe and a number of House investigations into the administration. Despite those divisions, House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThis week: Congress set for clash on Trump's border request Judd Gregg: An Irish friend and wisdom Juan Williams: Warren on the rise MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerMcConnell-backed Super PAC says nominating Roy Moore would be 'gift wrapping' seat to Dems McConnell vows to 'vigorously' oppose Moore's Senate bid Pelosi: Trump delay on Harriet Tubman is 'an insult to the hopes of millions' 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