"U.S. House Democrats Unveil $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan"

"WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Democrats on Thursday unveiled a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that they will seek to pass in coming weeks, arguing it has been made more urgent by the coronavirus pandemic.

The legislation would spur construction or improvements f roads, bridges, ports, clean energy, schools and other projects that experts say have long been neglected. It comes at a time when the United States is in desperate need of new jobs amid an economic downturn sparked by the coronavirus.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would push for passage of the sprawling bill, which also would bring broadband service to more rural areas, before a July 4 congressional recess."

Richard Cowan reports for Reuters June 18, 2020.


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Source: Reuters, 06/19/2020