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In recent weeks, President Trump has expressed a desire to tackle infrastructure challenges through a $2 trillion spending package that could be funded through long-term borrowing at 0% interest. The administration signaled that spending on large-scale transportation projects would help facilitate an economic recovery across the country, but the suggestion of tying infrastructure to a coronavirus recovery bill received swift pushback from some lawmakers.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, infrastructure spending is being considered from multiple perspectives: as long-term investment, as economic stimulus, and as emergency relief to state and local governments. But can a properly designed infrastructure spending program accomplish all of these objectives at once? What should be the main features of any federal program of infrastructure spending? What are the lessons learned from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 passed by Congress in response to the Great Recession? What non-spending measures should Congress enact to ensure that investment in our infrastructure networks is successful?
Join Hudson Institute for a conversation with leading experts on what the potential spending package could mean for America’s infrastructure future.