Nancy Pelosi cheers Trump’s call for infrastructure bill as she unveils Democrats’ plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to kick off the next phase of the U.S. coronavirus response with an infrastructure bill after the chamber’s planned April 20 return, she said Wednesday. 

“I think we come back April 20, God willing and coronavirus willing, but shortly thereafter we should be able to move forward,” she told reporters as House Democrats unveiled provisions they hope the next government relief bill will include.

The California Democrat, along with House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., and key committee chairs Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Frank Pallone, D-N.J., outlined a sprawling infrastructure proposal they say will help the U.S. recover from the pandemic’s destruction. The plan, based on a five-year, $760 billion framework unveiled in January, includes money for community health centers, improvements to drinking water systems, expanded access to broadband, and upgrades to roads, bridges, railroads and public transit agencies.

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