President Trump designated this week “Infrastructure Week” in an attempt to refocus the public’s attention on their goals to invest in projects to revitalize the country’s infrastructure. President Trump spoke in Cincinnati and called for both parties to come together around the goal of a $1 trillion package. Find out more about the administration’s proposal here. However, given the tensions between the parties it is unlikely that many Democrats will be eager to support the effort.
Despite efforts to focus on infrastructure, this was definitely Comey week with the former Director of the FBI testifying before the Senate Intelligence committee. While much of the President’s and the Congressional agenda has stalled, the House did make good on a promise to repeal aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act by passing the Financial Choice Act by a vote of 233-to-186 essentially along party lines. Action now turns to the Senate.
The Senate continues to struggle with crafting a bill to restructure and repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Some members are touting that they will pass something before the July 4th recess, while others say it will take longer to reach consensus among the Republican Senators.