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  • Trump agrees to pursue $2 trillion infrastructure package, Schumer says.
  • Two sides will meet again in three weeks to hear the president’s plans to pay for massive plan.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer has been reported saying that President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders agreed this Tuesday to pursue a $2 trillion infrastructure package.

Key points:

  • This is regarded as a bigger amount than previously had been discussed.
  • The two sides have been said to have had  a more “productive” meeting than their past get-togethers – (Trump had previously stormed out of prior meetings with  Democrats).
  • Schumer describes the president as “eager” to keep talking and willing to spend $2 trillion on an infrastructure bill.
  • Unlike past meetings, the president made no threats about torpedoing bipartisan efforts if House Democrats’ probes continue, Schumer said.
  • Trump agreed to present his administration’s proposals to pay for an infrastructure overhaul bill at the second meeting in a few weeks, Schumer told reporters.
  • The two sides will meet again in three weeks to discuss how to pay for such a $2 trillion package.
  • The second meeting will be critical, and could decide whether infrastructure legislation is even crafted during Trump’s current term.