WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is promising to work with Democrats next year, starting with shoring up the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a year-end statement Friday morning. You can watch in the player above.
He tweeted Friday, “I predict we will start working with the Democrats in a Bipartisan fashion. Infrastructure would be a perfect place to start.” The president added, “It is time to start rebuilding our country!”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave his own overview of Republican accomplishments in 2017 in a news conference Friday. The GOP is coming off a successful week in which they passed both tax reform, a popular campaign promise among Trump and Republicans, as well as a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.
President Donald Trump signed the tax bill on Friday before leaving Washington for a Christmas visit to his Florida estate.
Democrats were denied a vote on giving immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and in the country illegally an opportunity to become citizens. They expected to return to the issue when Congress meets after the holidays.
Also left unfinished is a bipartisan efforts to smash budget limits that are imposing a freeze on the Pentagon and domestic agencies.
Trump is expected to release a framework for increased infrastructure spending in January, relying on a mix of federal, local and private spending. Trump has used the deadly train derailment in Seattle to call for more infrastructure spending. The accident happened on a newly completed bypass.