President Donald Trump called on Tuesday for a $2-trillion infrastructure package, saying cheap credit now allows for a "bold" initiative just when the USA economy is reeling from the coronavirus shutdown.
"With interest rates for the United States being at ZERO, this is the time to do our decades long awaited Infrastructure Bill", Mr. Trump tweeted.
He said "it should be VERY BIG & BOLD, Two Trillion Dollars, and be focused exclusively on jobs and rebuilding the once great infrastructure of our Country!"
But Mr. Trump's call put him on the same side as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has been pushing a fourth coronavirus bill as a near certainty.
President Donald Trump is pressing the gas on getting another stimulus bill passed to pump more money into an economy that's been crippled by the coronavirus pandemic. "Phase 4", Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning.Читайте также: Fitbit Charge 4 gets Global Positioning System , better sleep tracking for just $149
US coronavirus-related deaths reached 3,607 on Tuesday, exceeding the total number reported in China and reaching the third highest in the world behind Italy and Spain, according to a Reuters tally. Pelosi has noted the generally bipartisan appeal of infrastructure spending. In any case, Congress is out until April 20.
McConnell also warned that the U.S. Treasury is "wrestling" with the tasks under phase three, which include sending checks to individuals and providing loans to small businesses.
The first coronavirus emergency bill was $8.2 billion, the second cost over $150 billion, and the third was over $2 trillion. He expressed scepticism about the House Democrats' new effort, saying he anxious they would try to include unrelated policy items. But Trump once walked out of an infrastructure meeting with Democrats, and efforts to do something have foundered so many times that "infrastructure week" has become something of a standing joke around Washington.
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