Schumer Statement on President Trump’s ‘Infrastructure Week’

June 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement on the Trump administration’s ‘infrastructure week’:

“The entire focus of the President’s infrastructure ‘proposal’ is on privatization, which sounds like a nice word but when you scratch beneath the surface it means much less construction and far fewer jobs, particularly in rural areas. It means Trump tolls from one end of America to the other, and huge profits for financiers who, when they put up the money want to be repaid by the average driver, worker and citizen. It also means that places where they can’t build a toll, like repairing our crumbling schools, will likely get left behind.

“Senate Democrats put forward a real, trillion dollar infrastructure plan that would create millions of jobs and actually fix our crumbling roads and bridges, while investing in every corner of America. We stand ready and willing to work with the President on a real plan that actually achieves what he promised on the campaign trail.”