President Trump promised Monday to unveil his proposal for a massive infrastructure package as soon as Congress passes an overhaul of the tax code.
“We’ll be submitting plans on infrastructure … soon after taxes,” Trump said Monday at the White House.
The House passed its tax plan last week, though the timeline is less clear in the Senate. Republicans are aiming to pass both bills — and negotiate a final product — by Christmas.
With Congress making quick progress on taxes, administration officials recently began trading ideas with lawmakers about the infastructure effort, Rep. Sam GravesSamuel (Sam) Bruce GravesHighway bill's long and winding road House passes 0B package, hoping to sway infrastructure debate GOP lawmaker points to Colonial Pipeline as infrastructure vulnerability MORE (R-Mo.) told The Hill last week. However, the process is still in the early stages, he added.
Trump’s infrastructure plan has largely remained stalled on the sidelines in Congress while Republicans focus on health care and taxes.
The administration outlined a brief sketch of Trump’s infrastructure vision in his budget request this spring, but has yet to unveil any more details.
However, White House tech policy adviser Reed Cordish said at an Internet Association conference that the administration currently has a detailed, 70-page memo of infrastructure principles.
The White House document, which is still being finalized, will be submitted to Congress and serve as a building block for lawmakers to draft an actual legislative package, Cordish said.