Pence tells U.S. mayors to expect an infrastructure spending boost

Vice President-elect Mike Pence promised hundreds of U.S. mayors on Tuesday that the incoming administration will soon put forward an infrastructure package that ensures cities across America have enough funding to meet their needs, despite mounting concerns of a coming battle over such legislation. “I called [President-elect Trump] this afternoon to tell him I was coming by and in addition to urging me to send along greetings, he said ‘tell them we’re going to do an infrastructure bill and it’s going to be big,'” Pence said in remarks at the 85th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. “It will have the funding to help communities and states all across America meet the needs that face too many communities and often times stifle growth,” he said of the infrastructure bill.

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