Andrew Cuomo to meet with Trump to discuss infrastructure projects

Andrew Cuomo to meet with Trump to discuss infrastructure projects
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New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCalifornia Dems back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup New York may be undercounting coronavirus deaths in nursing homes: AP Cuomo calls on NYPD to 'step up' in enforcing coronavirus regulations at bars MORE (D) will travel to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for a meeting with President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE to discuss economic revival efforts.

The governor said during a news conference on Tuesday that he hoped to discuss how infrastructure projects could be leveraged to kickstart the economy, which has cratered due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

"You want to restart the economy, you want to reopen the economy, let’s do something creative, let’s do it fast, let’s put Americans back to work, and let’s make America better," Cuomo said. "It is common sense."

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"You have an infrastructure that’s crumbling, you need to jumpstart the economy, you need to create jobs, do it now," he added. "And that's one of the things I'm going to talk to the president about tomorrow."

Wednesday will mark the second time Trump and Cuomo have met at the White House in the last month. Cuomo has been a staunch advocate for congressional funding for states amid the pandemic, something Trump has opposed.

But the two may find common ground on infrastructure. Trump has previously called for a $2 trillion infrastructure package as a way to boost the economy during the pandemic. The president has also praised governors who have seized on the window of limited travel to repair roads and local infrastructure.

Trump will likely meet with Cuomo on Wednesday morning. He is scheduled to fly to Florida in the afternoon to attend the SpaceX launch at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.