Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he’s having ongoing discussions about infrastructure
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Wednesday he is talking with Congress about a potential infrastructure bill that would help boost the coronavirus-battered economy.
“As you know, the president has been very interested in infrastructure. This goes back to the campaign: The president very much wants to rebuild the country,” Mnuchin told CNBC’s David Faber. “And with interest rates low, that’s something that’s very important to him.”
“We’ve been discussing this for the last year with the Democrats and the Republicans. I’ve had ongoing conversations with Richard Neal on this. And we’ll continue to have those conversations,” he added. Rep. Neal is a Massachusetts Democrat.
The secretary’s comments came a day after President Donald Trump called for the U.S. to spend $2 trillion on a massive infrastructure package. In a tweet, the president wrote that “this is the time” to craft an infrastructure overhaul with U.S. interest …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]