Trump Donates Salary to DOT to ‘Rebuild and Modernize’ Nation’s Infrastructure

CNS News | 2/13/2018 | Staff
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(CNSNews.com) - President Donald Trump donated his fourth quarter salary to the Department of Transportation, the White House announced Tuesday.

The move comes one day after the president unveiled his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan.

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president’s salary will go to support DOT programs “to rebuild and modernize our crumbling infrastructure.”

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was on hand for the announcement, accompanied by two other DOT officials - Undersecretary of Policy Derek Kan and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Infrastructure Jim Ray.

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“As many of you have heard yesterday, 12 federal agencies have been working with the White House on the comprehensive infrastructure proposal that the president announced yesterday. Transportation is one component. The proposal also includes energy, drinking and wastewater, broadband, and veterans hospitals, as well,” Secretary Chao said.

“The goal of the president's proposal is to stimulate at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investment, which includes a minimum of $200 billion in direct federal funding, and a key element is to empower decision-making at the state and the local level because state and local officials know best the infrastructure needs of their communities,” she said.

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The secretary said the principles behind the president’s infrastructure plan are: using federal funds as “seed money to encourage infrastructure investment by the states, localities, and...
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