Incoming House Transportation Committee chair: Infrastructure deal wouldn’t just be win for Trump

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), who is expected to be chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee next year, said Wednesday that Democrats are willing to work with President Trump on an infrastructure package, even if a deal on transportation would give the GOP president a win.

At an event hosted by The Atlantic, DeFazio said that Democrats will “have plenty of other places to campaign against the president.”

“Infrastructure is to the benefit of all the people in the United States of America, Democrat, Republican, independent,” he added.

DeFazio also said that if infrastructure legislation is enacted, Trump wouldn’t be able to take complete credit because Congress didn’t act on infrastructure when Republicans controlled both of its chambers.

“He can take some credit but he sure as heck can’t take total credit because they controlled everything and they did nothing,” he said.