Utah House speaker in DC for infrastructure announcement
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.