GOP leaders in the House and Senate appear to disagree about whether an infrastructure package will be an immediate priority for the next Congress.
Rebuilding the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges is an issue President-elect Donald Trump vowed to pursue during his first 100 days in office.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday that he supports fixing the nation’s infrastructure and believes it could be a top priority for the lower chamber, though he emphasized that any plans would need to be fully paid for.
“Infrastructure in America is lagging far behind. I think this is going to be a priority, and I think it will be a bipartisan issue,” McCarthy said during a pen-and-pad briefing with reporters. “When it comes to infrastructure, we don’t want to have to wait two decades to see something built.”