Utah House speaker in DC for infrastructure announcement

February 12, 2018

President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Greg Hughes, Utah Speaker of the House, left, as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt second from left, and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, second from right, applaud in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at the president arrives for a meeting with state and local officials about infrastructure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The speaker of the Utah House is among a group of governors, mayors and local leaders meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House as he unveils his infrastructure proposal.

Republican Greg Hughes joined fellow lawmakers from states like Georgia and Arizona and well as governors from eight states and a number of mayors for the Monday meeting.

The White House released an outline of the proposal that envisions spurring $1.5 trillion in spending over a decade to rebuild roads, highways and airports.

The plan would fulfill a key campaign goal but rely heavily on state and local government budgets. Trump called the “biggest and boldest” infrastructure plan, though he had a frosty reception among some Democrats.

Hughes is a Trump supporter who announced last month that he would not seek re-election in 2018.

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