President Holds Infrastructure Meeting CSPAN February 12, 2018 5:08pm-6:08pm EST
investigation and recovery u.s. personnel that are missing in action. also, expected, sanctions a number ofs and financial bills dealing with mortgage and arquette trading can watch the house lib on c-span. next, president trump hosting a meet with state and local discuss the in furyk proposal the white house sprend the plan to congress. includes new investments in rur a america ap streamlining the process for new projects. this is an hour. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. [applause]
president trump: thank you, everybody. i is a great honor to have everybody with us. exciting things to talk about. things you have been waiting for time, now let's see how badly you wan it. if you want it badly, you will it. if you don't want it that is okay with me, too. have to bre. i said this morning. as of a couple of months
ago, we self $7 trillion in the middle east. $7 trillion. a mistake. and what it is but it is. this is what took over. we are trying to build roads and and fix bridges that are falling down. we have a hard time getting the money. crazy.
but think of that as a couple of months ago $7 trillion in the middle east. the middle east is far worse than it was 17 years a ago when they went in and not so tin gently, went in. am being nice. sad thing.very the budget was recently passed it was passed is because of our military. military was totally depleted. military likeve a we have never had before. we are going to have an to me,ble military, and that means a couple of things. number within, it does mean one, itt really number means safety and ecore ty. without the military, and we may views on strong spending which i have. but without the military, it is no reason for is us to be meeting. maybe we won a be here. strongestave the military we ever had boy far. we are increasing arsenals of every weapon.
we are modernizing cree aing a nuclear force, frankly we have to do it because others are doing. i if they stop. we will stop. are not stopping so they will not stop we'll be so far ahead of everybody else and like you have never seen before. i hope they stop. if they do, we'll stop in two minutes and frankly i would like to get rid of a lot of them if do that. to we'll go lang with them. we won't lead the way. we'll go along with them. will have a nuclear force a will be absolutely modernized and brand-new and hopefully we'll never have to use it. hopefully we can reduce it in the years ahead. and that depends really on what other people are going to be doing but we'll be number one in certainly as long as i am president. ofare going to be far excess anyone else. i am honored to be here with the governor, county executives, nay
yore from around the country. secretary chow, ross, administrator pruitt, thank you for joining us. i greatly appreciate it. are here today to discuss the crit dal need to rebuild the infrastructure. one understands and the people in this room really understand than most, probably hopefully better than anyone the states have with local leaders have with funding the intrastructure is horrendous and we will build. we will maintain. and the vast majority of markers take care of the center touching. in from structure. trucking companies are complaining they used to take truck thises from l.a. l to new york. damage.s no now they bring to los angeles to tremendousan is damage to the tracks because the roads are in bad shape. we'll get the roads in great shape.
very important. we'll make the in from structure mod earnized and really way behind schedule. we are behind other country. we always lead the which for years, then a number of decades ago, it slowed down. over the last eight years, and 15 years to be honest, it has come to a halt. this morning, i submitted legislative principles to theress that will spur biggest and boldest investment in american history. framework will generate unprecedented $1.05 to $1.7 trillion investment in american infrastructure. that of public-private, way it gets done on time, on budget. wilt sped the permit approval process from ten years to two ones and maybe even to year. because what we give you as governors, mayors where shall people representing the great states we give you money. you cannot get approval ofs, i guess we'll have to take that-ny
or not going to build. some of you are sitting around the table that i know. some of the governors will get those permits and no doubt. others i see a couple sitting around the table. the mer permits to fast but you have to get it otherwise you will not be able to build. cannot give you money and take 15 years in one state, it basic roadwayor to get a permit and the cost was many, many times what it to be.d then, we cannot have that. so we want to you get going and work on the permitting process from thele from standpoint environmental i and everything we have to do. i see scott is here. we'll get you permits very quickly. for rural $50 billion infrastructure who have been left out. the rural folks have been left out. including broadband internet access which they don't have. they want it. the farmers want it. andill create thousands thousands and thousands of jobsp increased training for the great workers.
it returns power to the state and local governments who know people need and washington will fo longer be a roadblock to progress, will be a partner. it will be your parer in the. a lot of money. to $1.7 trillion. that is bigger than people thought. greatll we have a lot of people working. we have great companies theyting and building and will build four because sometimes the states are unable to do it like we can do it. look other people can i do. look i used to do it. i did the rink it was seven years they could not get it built. have been forever. they could not get it built. dy it in a few mops at much smaller price. they had invested $12 million in skating rink in the middle of central park and took somebody only about this the day.
they had never forgot it. it remachines a big deal. unabley, money year and to open it. then i said, you know, i would like to be able to v my daughter, ivanka, who which is us. i would like to have her go ice sometime before she doesn't want to ice skate. i got involved. it in a few months. we it did for tiny fraction of the cost. tiny fraction of the cost. is no difficult with the roadway, no different with a bridge or tunnel. money and investment and the states and local government will incredible. nobody knows better than you want the moneyu invested and thats or the thing. the federal government to say dos is what we want you to and do in wisconsin, scott. you dean great job doing.
moving along. and they make the i said for a i want thoseid companies to be making their product here and they went to is aout condition sin, scott did fantastic job of presentation. i actually saw a site that i loved. said that was old auto site and i was with the head of fox. great man. actually. fessman. in creneled. then i said, this is a great site for you. right. right in wisconsin. i hear that is what they are going. you have dean fantastic job. have done a fantastic crob. this is a bipartisan plan that every member of congress shouldport. forward to working with them and we are going to get the areican people roads that fixed and bridges that are fixed. if for any reason they don't want to support it. is going to be up to them. what was very important to me was the military. what was very important to me tax cuts. and what was very important to me was regulation. this is of great importance but it is not nearly in that category because the states will
to do it. s if we don't do it. help theld like to tep states out. we're doing that with a big in vest president. one tef other thing that is so important to mention that is in the budget, we took care of the military like it has never been taken care of before. fact, general mattis called me and goes wow, i cap believe i got everything we waned. is right.t we want no excuses. we want you to buy twice ok what you thought for half the price. so maybe we'll get involved a the buying.n we want to get twice as many plane force half the prize. we can do a lot. the precurement process is very nicely. to put it we will have something very pegs. up with of the things that was very important to me with the budget was daca. i did not want daca in the budget. separate so we could talk about it and make a deal. ad i hope to be able to make deal. i hope the democrats are hot going to use it just as a campaign. they have been talking about
daca for many years. they have not produced. talking about dac k and i think we'll produce if the democrats want to make deal, it is up to them. because we want really butendous border security we have to have democrats support for daca and they are that process today and we didn't want to have it in the it budget because if we have the bigged about budget is going to get mixed up with the other things so we have the military care of and now we start very serious daca talks today. and we are, i can tell you, speaking the republican party. daca.ve to do wee love to get it done. we want border security in the other. lapse you know about, chain migration, the vase lottery you two. but we think there good chance of getting daca gone the democrats are serious and they want to do it. they didn't want tax cuts they fought. foridn't get one vote
massive tax cuts that turned out to be unbelievably popular, whan up, which was surprise to us, the big companies stepped up, millions and millions of have gotten tremendous bonuses. nobody knew that was going to happen. beginning point. so we didn't get one democrat vote. not one for the biggest tax cut. a big big is political problem for the. going around saying they made mistake because the tax cuts have now, you see what is going on. it spurred the economy. unemployment is at record lows. unemployment at the lowest level in history. hispanic unemployment in the level in recorded history which is something that is so great. we are very, very, it is amazing what has been going on with the economy. and i just want to end by saying to have all of you with us. we have a few of you make sames then stay around if you want we can leave the press or we can have the press leave immediately. leave that up to scott
walker because you the first speaker. so scott you do you want sy a few words? >> sure thanks very much, everybody. thank. off, president president, on be half of all of us, thank you to you and the hosting usion for all today before you came in we had a good life ry discussion about anticipating the questions many of us had. moment ago,to a which were were you great to help us announce here as i to many folks her today. for the first time ever, lcd panels here in the future will be even bigger and will be made in the united states. are proud to be made in the state of wisconsin about we areillion investment hoping $3 billion worth of incentives. we think of infrastructure. it ties into that as it does all wisconsin.tate of ing there the recent budget we made a $24 billion investment in
transportatione infrastructure that is about $3 billion pore than the eight years subbed we understand what you are trying to do here, bun of those there.s that will help it is $1.6 billion transportation project interstate 94 from the state line through kenosha counties up county milwaukee county. we have completed a good chunk of that. the 19 exchanges have been coemploy pleated. half of the miles have been done. major portion where they build this new $10 billion workstem we are going to on. our budget a quarter million on top of the money spent up until and we think through the help of the federal government the infrastructure for america funding we can finish off the west. get this. roadsod part is the local we are helping with additional money on behalf and beyond that is being done in eight month's we believe on the time schedule we are on, the reamerican of that could be done
than two years with the idea completion being before the shore you20 and i am are trined in. that would be completed by that time. we are thrilled. it is a good example of a good partnership wen the federal, the governments i would add when were you coming in my friend from iowa was just rural interest and want to say we got a good portion of our state that is as well. i want to thank you on the rur alaninetive but for brod bnd and have the white space is fiber networks you name it. there is plenty of tune for us and expand our internet capacities although the united states. >> well it has been unfair what happened with broadband in terms the ruralwest and areas as you know. were a victim of it, too t. now a great deal of money on that. it is only fair. they want it. they want. use it.now how to they want. we'll get it. how many jobs will be created
because of the new plan? >> about 35,000 in total. >> 13,000 direct. another 22,000 indirector induced. that is bigger than just the alone.jobs 13,000 talking about rural. it is bigger than 96% of all the the state ofs in wisconsin. president trump: fantastic thing. they were not going to come to .his country i i hate to say it. if i didn't get elected they this not have done this in country. i think you know that very well. curiosity, 25,000-35,000 jobs. tremendous one of the biggest jobs in the country f. how will you go about training to working those people there inwell, the first phase, even before those job, up to construction jobs. it fits in to what you tarking about today. we have people throughout the wete and adjoining states made a major investment and i think part of things you made in technical colleges weed all the technical colleges in the state are tep stepping up their
specifically to trin because this is not only for high-techon but advanced manufacturing this is a whole new way for us. note hope to have people only in state being trained but trying to recruit people from other states as well. president trump: the company train. >> absolutley. !th congratulations. you really did. me you were really, really great. the state of wisconsin, i am not surprised. they did a great job. did you a great job. thanks very much. >> thank you, mr. president!th adding to that. i told tim cooke during the campaign before i was elected. know, i don't know if i maining it or not. to build biggot plans. i won't consider this a great success unless i see those big see all over china. other places. china.parring ticular hopefully you build them here. he gave as you very big surprise two weeks ago. $350 billion not million, $350 million would have
been a nice plan, too. but he is going to invest $350 billion of which he is taking $245 billion back. that is is the money we talked about coming to back to the country. i think it is about $4 trillion. was $2.5 trillion. i have been using that number for year is so know the number has gotten larger. more than that. a lot of it is coming back. another company just announced are bringing billions back to the country. apple is bringing about $240 billion back in. they are going to build a tremendous campus. are going to build new plants. it is beyond anything that anybody thought possible, so that is exciting. it add that on to fox con, is whole different world out there. scott, thanks very much. i would likeinez to have you talk about some of the great strides you have made in new mexico. and what we are doing in some of that are happening
because that is exciting state. what is going on? thank you. mr. president. first i would like to thank you for all that you have done through ther state mayors and governors and commission hers to be a part of the conversation. wait certainly something that did not exist in the previous administration, and because of are at the table and able to give different ideas in how they impact the state. grateful for very that. allow us tohness to participate. you know the tax reform that has place is bringing millions more into the state and with growthmes the economic and our economic growth for andple we brought to misco new mexico is $2.1 million pop also and to bring facebook and investment they brought with 1,000 construction jobs and of course had been preparing for those additional jobs with our colleges and our
two-year institutions and vocational schools so making shore the work force was prepared to take on that number. mexico, you know in new it is a very big piece of our as well ascurity and we have natural resource, energy soource in new mexico and our intratrack sture is super important. two-lane highways with the amount of what we were developing in the energy theetary as well as military bases and the national labs now requiring four lanes turning lanes because it is so much traffic because energy in the southeast certain part of the state is so big and booming. vehiclesave private going and merging into those traffics and unfortunately right dangerous.ld be the, our national we have infrastructure program down in the southeastern part of the state bringing waste from the
northern part of the state to the southeastern part of the state and then adip, those large are traveling on very narrow roads along with the public and so again, thank you for including us so we can be a big part of that. our funding has been private and national infrastructure coming together and we have been in cysting on yearsor the last several so we dop want a single source of fund sog we are constantly when it could be put together. what is the city putting in, in and sector putting the state putting in that together we can begin the project and complete it? >> well, groat have you. >> thanks. !th thanks very much. one of thengs this we are doing a little bit self operate from of amounts but sort to the same thing is the reciprocal tax. to charge countries outside of our country, countries that take advantage of areunited states, some them
so-called allies but not allies on trade. they will sen in the product and charge them anything. we sen them our product the same us and as they are seng charge us 50-75% tax. unfair.very one of the exle pells is arley davidson them they are treated unfarley. you know the countries i am talking about so we going are going to be doing very much reciprocal tax and you will be hearing about that during the week and the coming months. but not fair. with when when we are take advantage of. that is why we have the big tremendousits and problems with trade where as you know, renegotiating and a half now. we're going to renegotiate it or terminate. it.re renegotiating bob is doing a fantastic job on that. hopefully the renegotiation will be successful. and if it is not, we'll be more successful. nafta has been -- we also a tremendous amount of
money $71 million with mexico. we also a lot of in think about canada. treat us right in tomorrows of farming and borders.the board they will treat us rig or we have to do different business. to be takenntinue advantage of by other country this we cannot continue to let people come into our country and rob us blind and charge us tremendous tariffs in taxes and we charge them nothing. happen.t allow that to we cannot allow it to happen. we lose vast amounts of money pan, and south korea, so many other countries. they understand where i am coming from. they understand it. i talked to all of them. it is tough for them because away murder for 25 years. but we are going to be changing policy. we have incredible country but we cannot let that happen. it is really affecting our workers. affecting everything. so that is going to be a big part of what is happening over this next month.
everything is related to this meeting. but i wanted to mention that specifically. have county to commission of miami dade say a few words. being madeogress there also. >> thank you, mr. president. appreciate knowing miami-dade the way do you. the gridlock we are experiencing, gridlock could be one of the biggest attractors to the economic invest president. miami dade county has embarked miami smart plane plan. that's the hashtag miami smart plan. a grassiveg to be is we have plenty. we created legislation that allows us to create transit-oriented development, the work force housing, addresses resiliency issues and biggest kemp as the president, quite honestly, really delayscess our ability to deliver projects and i will tell you what i
consider a horror story. man of many of the corridors wrecks peering now that wee would like to expand the transit since have been studied 1970. mr. president, i was in elementary school at the time being talked about in my county. we have grave concern. full ofent the area laborers. i wonder, at time, what does the to them?do that construction man, that plumber, that carpenter, who jobs because he cannot get to all five appointments. he only gets to three. other two go to somebody else. president trump: well, we are going to get you the federal permits. going to get you the transportation permits. well he get this so fast, the head will spin. going toion is are you be able to get the local permits? that is up to you? mayor, ourident, our governor, in the state of florida, every elected official has now bought to the fact we
cannot a loy projects to be delayed four to five years. weaid this earlier, when were meeting here as a group pirately, i seems to me the missed in egypt were build faster. year machinemp: 25 we have project on the books of 25 year. look at the pipelines how lopping they would have been. i approved them in the first week they are now being built. you have one situation that is very soon. solved they are 48,000 jobs. pipelines. they were dead. they would be dead for years probably never going to happen. environmental lit is better to have it underground and better usingsing trains and tracks all over the place. so we can do it. forthey have people waiting 25 years for per mets by the the 25 years on 100 times original cost if you think about it. we'll get you the federal permits. you environmental you environml
permits new ed on a basis. it is very important the local communities like miami did and all, i know miami-dade very well. and it is great. great people. you are right? it is tied up. you will be able to produce them locally. cannot. the money goes to somebody else. because if you can get the areat, you have a certain i know phil bryant is going to get all permits i have no doubt about that right. have no problem i know that. but if you cannot get the cannot get the quickly the machine economy going to for somebody else. to sit aroundng for eight years. incentive.ood >> president president, today is my door's birthday this is serious enough i am here to make get our end done. president trump: i know, you will get it done. good. thank you very much. >> phil do you have anything to i thank you. you are setting next to my favorite mayor and from mississippi. i bell better talk about the intermodule port because 30 miles away. continental tire is building fo
advanced plant in the united states. waits this plea president of the year. we want toheast shuffle. can tell you more about that. are going throb. so ports are critically important. a way from jackson the port was totally destroyed by of 2005.n aweing gus 2-foot surge completely destroyed the port. it now.building we got 300 million dollars. allowed us to put $300 million into. plants remarkable vibrant now. the port we got to, we got to have the highway 49. a forms unfortunately road. it is a narrow dangerous road. 69, 50 red lights. between jackson and most dynamic believe in the gulf and so we're going to widen it. we are going to mack ate big beautiful highway so people can get the goods and services to future. of the
energy3.4 billion project planned in the future for that port and going to put a crescent and around the port and new technology for the air force base for manufacturing of 70% of the navy's warships and right there. president trump: how are you with the permitting? how that is going into we had not one problem. able toain in, we were compress that permit time. epa now, we had to live eight years with a difficult time. !th now you will be two months. >> this past year with a great help of your team, it has been remarkable what is happening. we have not fully recovered from camena then the spill along. catalystplan will be a that will change states like mississippi. new level.he
we're the mother of allstates so's we talk about rural it isment it is, something that warms our heart is so want to thank you, mr. president. this is going to be. i know the dynamic ert you are going to put into it. your team and all of us working going to be generational. i hope 100 years from now they are thinking of the day we were ram and what happened this day. >> well, i just left mississippi phil recently at the carve and american museum i show you. africa american museum. i want toil, i hear is doing record business. it is doing fantastically well. we are were there for the rib the cut and the opening am job you are doing in mississippi is is unspiring to a lot of people. congratulations. you like to say few words? >> thank you. mr. president. am glad you allowed mississippi with in a room representing 20,000 people and companytalk about a
with 35,000s state people and the governor already to our situation. the other thing that is we need our relief on infrastructure, the water treatment plant, our water the court draining us, the small town municipality, and thisnk i speak for most, money couldn't come at a better throughhelp us develop economic development and creation of jobs this thing i about it. creating jobs and hopefully in we next four to knife months can get in employment buy below four percent. trump: thank you very, george. i appreciate. job.re doing a good elaip, a what would you like to sna a lot of this money is going to transportation.
become the big power that you always are. >> mr. president, your net members have been working diligently over the last year. pruitt epa administrator here. we have secretary, we have we have aross and crumbhat will fix the bling in are a structure income we look forward to getting to work. you,dent trump: thank elaine. scott pruitt, can you talk about the virnment and how we maintain perfect clean better than ever envirn president and at the same time go quickly. >> mr. president, as the mayor said, you said washington will and i think her hit on area that is important. that is water infrastructure. think about safe drinking water in this country. small town counties across the withry need investment respect to the wear treatment fa cycle willing ty this is a major package i want to ectowhat governor said earlier. we look looing at permitting the of 2018 we'll
process every permit up or down. then, that combined with the changes we'll make with this legislation to have outside time period of two years is radically going to transform how be see investment to this package. your leadership has been extraordinary, mr. president has done, the cabinet well putting this back together. president trump: than you very much. he are finished with this meeting you probably won't see it for some reason. will see all about daca they will talking about my remarks which lasted ten seconds this is so important for what we're doing. you like to say, gary? talkedmr. president, we before you got here. this has been a big team effort for the last year. white house and the has been work on put together a plan. we worked with many mayors, governors in the room, many ledge sly taurs we
a robust plan to get offing you want over a invest. and a half we are excited to you have launch it here today. we are cook ited to get to work secretary chow said. president trump: ralph, congratulations on your victory. your opponent was not a president trump telephone person, i have to be honest with you. wee do done much better. it doesn't mean you wouldn't have won. he was not a trump person. i would like to congratulate. sna.hat would you like to >> thank you. thank you. obviously infrastructure is so important. i would like to thank four what you are doing with the military as you know, we build the finest warships and submarines in new port new and the largest, naval norfolk and in center talk to tires so important us to. i think you mentioned rural va obviously,america, broad band is very, very important us to. with likeent, high all of your help with our port of virginia we are in a position
the best port and we want to make sure we have the best. president trump: could be one of the best in the world if they invested not that much money relatively speaking. a degree with you. we are in the process where we need to drudge our channels to 55 feet. trump: that is in the process for many years probably, now many years? know, mr. president. we are ready to get i done. !th i love. i put it on the list. >> thank you. president trump: thank i have ralph. shall good luck everything. you are going to do a great job. very important what is said about the port. i have been hearing about the port for many years i heard it could be one of the great ports of the world. you can't do better locationally. never get the dredging permits? hopefully i you will get them quickly. all right. thanks. wilbur ross, please. >> we're flashing ward to playing a big role in the transformative project.
what has been al located congress. the chair of the committee taking in the big transformative projects so we hope all of you have good deal of atgination and determination the tons transformative level. president trump: thank you president? i said aboutwhat i the tax of the countries coming in and taking advantage of the country assume? you don't, boy, we would be in trouble. can you i that marriage gin? a rereciprocal tax, wilbur, how do you feel about that? so much we gave away unilaterally with very to claw back. aretrade things self-flinged wounds. wait wasn't that other countries volunteered concessions that were mindless. they may have been good public right after world war ii. when we had to rebuild europe and rebuild asia. but that is a long time ago. the concessions that were areopriate then
inappropriate now. look at some of the trade deals i say how could it truth isened this the it was lazin after world war ii we helped germanyen we helped hp we helped. you had the korean war. we helped everybody. then nobody changed. they had no money. they had nothing. they were rebuild from the war. agreements stayed the way they were. they became very we'll think they could pay a tremendous amount and could pay us back but nothing happened the reason happened is number one, no imagination. number two, to the people mine weree and other offices lazy they let it go. but we are not going to be letting it go because it is truly affected our country. we have 21 trillion in debt. are hot going to let that go s. when people want to accept their cars into our country but our cars, andept so many other products cars are
it.least of cars is a big category we can't do. that. we can't do we will no longer do it? will tell that you. fewuld like to ask foal say words because you have been very, very, i would never use progressive, but very good. >> be careful. president trump: when dow use the word progressive. use it in a much different sense. i think you understand. >> thank you. was say it, too, as well. a wol different attitude today the department instead of here is what is best. how can we help. what do you think we should dobb? cannot tell you how much we appreciate that i. president trump: thank you, bill. >> the second thing, i think what you flare everybody in here. perspectiveferent about what the private sector should do and what government should do. transportation-infrastructure without we is the fundamental responsibility of government. their own build interstate system. nobody can build their own het
work this nation relies on. so we are very in couraged last combinedennessee we the lappest tax cut in history actually increasing revenue transportation because our infrastructure was out-of-date everything from getting our agri cull product to market. bigident trump: you made a difference continue see. so we railroad with you. encourage this to actually be fulfilled as quickly you can because we are quickly getting behind the rest of the world. right thank you very much, bill. actually, to me, this is a very, mediaexy subject the doesn't find it sexy. i find it sexy because i was a builder. on time, ono build budget that is what we want here. one of the reasons we like the public-private we get that involved in getting the things rapidlyckly much more than would you get on time, on s a government as good as some of
the governments are. so i very much appreciate that, bill. keeping ups really doing a good job. i looked at numbers yesterday. it is really, really doing a job. would anyone like to say thing? yes, sir, go ahead. mr. president. steve benjamin the mayor of south carolina. president trump: thank you. thanks. for having us here. i look forward to learning more the plan. the entire team have been helpful in communicating the months we met right after the election and that meeting you reassured us you the media bonds and you have done that. then, between it say thank for in which we build the vast majority across america and 80% done by state and locals. president trump: that has helped out a lot? >> thank you. absolutley. i want to thank you for the military fort jackson, someone made this agreement, the finest army training base in the world.
eventually starts in columbia, south carolina we rain the men money inhalf of the columbia, south carolina. in america city, columbia is not atypical. we had the same tax rate we had ten years ago. year, wee last seven finished with a budget surplus and created environment where is welcomedector and treated well. it grows? p we increased the police budget by% and i would tell you. that what we need and we'll raising theime building on the priority projects and you may remember in of 2015 we had massive event in columbia, south canalna the damage to our that works through fema we have repaired. we'll spend time raising that though top of the priority problem as we work with this. i want to tull again, america's are happy to be around the table. we look forward to talk about the plan andure of
working closely to make sure we protect the environment as we do that. here.o be we look forward to continue the dialog and i would be renis i fact thatk about the public is interesting in get though business as well. is possibility that extra $200 billion and this ased in supporting well. president trump: thank you, mayor. appreciate it. areareas that have mill tar you will be affected in a positive way because the number get $700 billion again that was the key. i hated to give away certain money and some of it i considered to be terrible. votes.ed 60 we needed 60 votes. so in order to get the military taken care which which is to me number one by far. then we did that. that are heavy in the military you see tremendous difference when ways private sector i used to get listings all the time for
military in sta as there would be for sale and i used to say to myself this is ten years ago and five years ago. hour can we be selling so much? well, now, i bet they wished them.idn't sell some of they would sell them as surplus. i used to say, now many do we have? you get a lot of listings. they closed a lot. well be expanding ones that have. those areas the towns and the cities and the states are going tremendous impact and one of the other things is jobs. we are going to be building this equipment. we don't go out to other countries to build the military equipment. when we have allies especially people that we help or we give aid to which we have to start they go outlso but and order military equipment from other countries i say you know, no you are not. you are not going to order it from. get any aidl not the defense company and jobs. again all jobs. they are ap pi. mean, we were giving out money and buy helicopters
country.erent don't dwy say which one. specifically one. we're giving mun intoy buy aretary equipment and you buying military equipment in another country. how does that work? remember the president of a country laughed when i said. getssaid finally somebody it. then they were restricted from us.ng from we could give them money but restricted for human rights issue and other issues. a lot of things are changing. they areng kag very fast. yes, sir. >> mr. president. chairman of the county commissioner in bucks county, pennsylvania, where i know you county is.bucks coming off aelse super bowl win. theon the super bowl well physically special, right. nick foles, i have a philly tocial for you when i it cos projects and i know everyone is aware of i-90. in that interstate highway it has been the connection of the i-95 after lit lir
40 years of planningnd approvals and permitting finally making connection and there is a picture on the slides up here. are make itis, they a connection only on two of the eight ramps so if you are going north on 90 you can go east. i blow the conneks are. you want it. you want the connection. al the permitting is done. all the reviews. that sounds good. >> we jumped ahead. >> half million. >> about $515 million. the pricetrump: get down a little bit. get it down. >> good. we'll do that. can do that. president trump: sounds lock a lot of money for connections. think you? can do it for $550. h. [laughter] >> we're ready to go. president trump: good. i want to say.ng it is so important. you know, in buck cons ty, we have 115 bridges, small country bridges. we closed one.
ago. years it is not far from my house. it outed to be the quick shortcut to my daughter's soccer oldestractices to my daughter finished middle school, high school and graduating this year be a going to the united states informal academy and finished both of those thing and have not started working. trump: are you going to build a new oren flat? >> we were going to replace the the consulkingof process. president trump:th is it permitted? >> it is not. not going tore get a bridge. process.rmitting president trump: we'll do it. look. you have been doing this for years as you say. unpleasant a pretty process. we'll do it quickly now historical and local historical take care of to that yourself. >> that this is pont. !th i would love to get it you.for we have a lot of bridges. amazingly number high number of are considered unsafe. yet they are boeing used. and i dpt want top see
tragedies. i dpt want to see it happen them they need paint. they need fixing. of money. lot they have to be fixed or they are going to go down. and throws he things. safety first. you want to resurface the roads. like fixing are a 5ther than building new. i have seen so many roads where highway, i out road, can sell you, 78 in new jersey they ripped it out. it went on for year. just ripped the hell out of it started building the new road in the same location they wanted the surface higher t. they could stripped the asphalt and you put beautiful news a it started to settle all over the place where before for 100 it was settle sod you didn't have the problem. i would rather see resurfacing. see.ld rather we get ourselves before we start wouldthe new projects like to nation we have through resurfacing and other thing look the brings.
fix them. lot less expensive. in the end, it is probably better. then we start the new projects maybe with another fund but we start the new are projects and this one. i would like to see proper resurfacing. new medians. i would like to see a competitor one that makes the grates that always, the guardrails. i talk about them all the time. whoever rep steps company the greatest sales man on earth because they put the stuff in. within two beaks it is all bent roded.e it is terrible. i want the salesman that toresents that company represent the united states of american america. ga does some job which wished dee come up with a alternative the aluminum probably cheap steal steel but when itettegets hot it bens when it gets cold it bence. when somebody hits it is a mess. year itt in and wan looks terrible i never understood where they didn't
better system. so throws the kind of things that i would like you to look at and you kwan come up with a system probably for less money. somebody should come up with a than. system thank you very. work on the bridge. >> thank you. .hham would you like to sna president trump: what would you like to say? go ahead. just press the button. talk. >> i was starting to make it. want to than thank you, mr. president, for recognizing the importance of rural america and broad band in particular. that is so critical for people the smallom home in come up ins sure they have access than the work force is so important. have 2.7 in the state of iowa. th. great. >> historic low. to have theybody best skills we can possibly have work force is a
big piece of it. one of the things i heard them addion and i would like to the dacs are important. they are important. to thee really critical midwest and moving on. the products around and we have actually as you know. we really appreciate that. so that is critical. then we do have one of the interchanges that we are ready thatgrade we got about 200 have been suffered on the i-80-380 interchange around city.n iowa president trump: 200? >> 200. president trump: you do have a that. you have a lot of intersections where people die because they isnot get a permit and it just crazy. would like you to make that first priority. one you say, there is particular. i heard about it in i would. it is a particular dangerous intersection and accidents all the time. with a slight difference in thatn, and you could get permit easily. we have to get it done. be ald would love that to
priority. >> thank you. it is flood mit tationgation is iowa, too.in cedar rapids had terrible blood. projectd a wonderful and had a lot of private dollars ready to be interested. vested so our new mayor is here with us today. prosecutor tour for him. thank you, mr. president. th! thank you very much. >> obviously you have taken enormous interest and been on us to muck sure we have a great plan. think everyone around the table yousee how much interest have. you have delivered the plan to congress this morning. they are going to be digesting it. it will not come as anything new to them. your team has been working with both the senate and the house. for the last month or two. they know what is coming. a great startto here. thank you very much for your time and effort this
>> again, we are waiting for ruth bader ginsburg to get underway here at the constitution center in philadelphia. both chambers of congress are in session this week. the senate started work on an immigration bill focusing on border security and daca. attend is aans to bill that allows any of those amendments as long as they receive the 60 votes. the houses back tomorrow for a three-day workweek before the --sident -- day recess presidents' day recess. also expected sanctions against hamas and another financial bills. we have the house always live right here on c-span.
>> again, we are just a minute or two away we are told. coming up after this at 8:00, we will have the remarks from chuck schumer talking about the immigration bill and the 2019 budget. that is right here on c-span. a moment or two away from the conversation with supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg. 25 years on the court and she will be interviewed by national constitution center resident and the ceo jeffrey rosen.