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President Trump Unveils Infrastructure Plan

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President Donald Trump is urging Congress to pass what he's calling the "biggest and boldest" infrastructure plan.

Trump is making his case as he meets with a group of local and state officials, including governors, state legislators, mayors and country commissioners.

Trump says local leaders understand the challenges of funding infrastructure and says his is a "common sense and bipartisan plan" that Congress should support.

He also says Washington should be a partner to local governments and no longer "a roadblock to progress."

Trump's plan envisions using $200 billion in federal money to leverage local and state tax dollars to fix roads, highways, ports and airports.

The plan would fulfill a key campaign goal but rely heavily on state and local government budgets.

Trump said he wants to get the infrastructure permit and approval process down to "no more than two years."

House Democrats have also announced their own proposal calling for five times the amount of federal funding to be made available.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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