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On Feb. 12, President Donald Trump announced the release of his administration’s infrastructure proposal. ABC President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman issued the following statement on the president’s infrastructure plan: 

“ABC applauds the president for sending Congress a plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure. It is now time for lawmakers to develop legislation and policy to efficiently modernize America’s infrastructure and drive economic growth and prosperity for all Americans.

“ABC is pleased that the president’s plan mirrors many of the key principles ABC believes will deliver the most value to taxpayers. For example, addressing regulatory burdens, such as streamlining the federal infrastructure permitting process, will reduce costs and increase the speed of project approval and completion. And expanding efforts to train the next generation of skilled workers will give more Americans the chance to take advantage of the jobs created by these infrastructure projects and help reduce the construction industry’s workforce shortage.

“We look forward to working with the White House and Congress as the infrastructure plan moves through the legislative process."

ABC Vice President of Regulatory, Labor and State Affairs Ben Brubeck appeared live on Newsmax shortly after President Trump unveiled the proposal, and pushed for five ABC cornerstones to be included in an infrastructure Investment in an op-ed featured on CNBC

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate committees of jurisdiction are now tasked with drafting the legislative language and allocating funding for the infrastructure plan, which will require bipartisan support. 

Newsline  will continue to track and report on administration and congressional infrastructure news.