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infrastructure week continues

Trump pushes infrastructure plan as critics balk

President Trump promoted his infrastructure plan on Tuesday, which has been blasted by even some conservative critics as "a joke." Released Monday, the White House proposes leveraging $200 billion in federal spending into $1.5 trillion worth of projects, mostly by asking state and local governments to match the funds by as much as a 4-to-1 ratio.

The proposal would also see the government selling off or privatizing assets like Dulles and Reagan National airports, freeways, aqueducts, and electrical facilities.

Politico notes that Trump's plan "is not going anywhere eight months before Election Day — and that's according to Republicans, not Democrats."