Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) on Wednesday said President Donald Trump’s proposed infrastructure bill has no mention of “buy America policies.”
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“There is absolutely no mention of buy America polices in the president’s infrastructure blueprint that he issued a few weeks ago,” she told FOX Business’ Liz Claman on “Countdown to the Closing Bell.”
Five different members of Trump’s Cabinet met with a Senate panel on Capitol Hill, which included Sen. Baldwin, to discuss the necessity of Trump’s blueprint. The biggest problem that seemed to be debated during the meeting was how to pay for the plan. Democrats are also pressing the administration to include “Buy American, Hire American” provisions in the infrastructure proposal.
Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, which was revealed in January, states that the federal government would put up $200 billion in investments over a 10-year period. The plan also pushed for state and local governments, along with the private sector, to fund the rest.
The Democratic senator doesn’t believes that her state of Wisconsin will meet the financial requirements of the proposal.
“In Wisconsin, where our state budget was held up over problems with funding infrastructure that these cash strapped localities are not going to be able to fill the difference,” she said.