Vice President Mike Pence has promised a gathering of governors in Washington, D.C. that the U.S. would pass a “historic” infrastructure bill by the end of next year. President Trump campaigned on addressing infrastructure and proposed a plan to create $1.5 trillion in new spending on infrastructure issues, including those in rural areas.
More than 30 governors across the nation attending the National Governors Association annual meeting attended the Pence event. Pence told the governors that new legislation is being discussed and that state governors will play a leading voice in crafting the bill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did identify infrastructure as a priority for Congress, but Democrats and Republicans have different plans in mind.