Congressman Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, told reporters July 19 that he plans to put out a "discussion draft" on infrastructure before the House breaks for August recess.
Rep. Shuster said he was not issuing draft legislation. Although details of the discussion draft are not yet available, Rep. Shuster said it will "cover all the bases in infrastructure" and "deal with all the policy pieces, plus it's going to talk about pay-fors."
"I think there'll be a lot of members that'll go, 'I like this [part of the draft] but I don't like that,'" Shuster told Politico.
At a March committee hearing to examine the Trump Administration's infrastructure proposal, Congressman Shuster encouraged support for increasing the motor fuels tax to fund the nation’s infrastructure.
Congressman Shuster announced in January that he would not seek re-election and would spend 2018 focused exclusively on working with President Trump to pass a massive infrastructure bill.
Lawmakers are unlikely to enact an infrastructure plan until after the 2018 mid-term elections and ultimately it could come in the form of multiple bills rather than a single legislative package.
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