From the start of his presidential campaign, President Donald J. Trump made America's "crumbling infrastructure" one of his top priorities, promising a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure sector over a ten-year period. During the first two years of President Trump's presidency, little was done to further this priority. However, an infrastructure bill may soon be on the horizon. Leaders from both political parties have publicly expressed support for passing an infrastructure bill. However, despite their common interest in revitalizing America's infrastructure, the parties are divided on how to successfully implement a $1 trillion infrastructure project. This White Paper will provide a brief background on American infrastructure funding mechanisms, a comparative evaluation of private investment in infrastructure, and the possible methods Congress and the Trump administration could use to implement the proposed $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
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