"House Begins Quest For Funding For Trump’s Infrastructure Plan"

"The House hearing intended to raise the curtain on President Trump’s call for infrastructure investment was into its third hour Wednesday when the time came for Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) to speak up.

'We’re having the same conversation,' she said. 'I keep hearing the same rhetoric without action.'

She had a point. Congress, and particularly the House Transportation Committee, has for years lamented the deterioration of roads, bridges and transit systems without finding significant new funding to repair them. Now, as the 115th Congress debuts, with Republicans in control of both chambers and the White House, the question reoccurs.

'Finding the money is the 900-pound gorilla in the room,' said Rep. Brian Babin (R-Tex.)."

Ashley Halsey III reports for the Washington Post February 1, 2017.

Source: Washington Post, 02/06/2017