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White House Threatens Veto of $1.5T House Infrastructure Bill

June 29, 2020, 9:13 PM

The Trump admin. supports improving U.S. infrastructure but opposes the “problematic” $1.5 trillion infrastructure package from House Democrats, White House budget office says in statement.

  • The measure, H.R. 2, is “biased against rural America” and appears to be entirely debt-financed: statement
  • President Trump’s advisers would recommend a veto of the bill if it cleared Congress: statement
  • The White House also says advisers would urge a veto of two other House bills set for a vote today:
    • H.R. 5332, which would allow consumers easier access to credit reports, because it would expand CFPB’s “already broad authority over credit reporting...
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