Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Reminds House Panel: White House Open to All Infrastructure Funding Options

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao reaffirmed the Trump White House’s desire to partner with congressional transportation leaders on an infrastructure policy package that would reflect the views of Democrats and Republicans.

Addressing members of a subcommittee in the U.S. House charged with ensuring her department is funded for the fiscal year, Chao emphasized infrastructure-related proposals are capable of bringing together lawmakers with differing views.

“We strongly believe that infrastructure is one area where we really should have consensus. And this package, this proposal, or this initiative of addressing our nation’s infrastructure should really be bipartisan,” the secretary told the appropriators April 10.