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Schumer said Democrats also would return the top individual tax rate to 39.6 percent, after it was lowered to 37 percent this year.

"Our plan would do three things compared to the president".

Senate Democrats said they will promote their plan as they campaign ahead of this year's midterm elections.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer speaks Wednesday at a press conference to unveil the Democrats' $1 trillion infrastructure plan - an answer to a Republican proposal - that Senate leaders said would be partly funded by rolling back parts of the tax reform law.

The Democrats' plan stands in sharp contract to a proposal introduced earlier this year by President Donald Trump, which would also spend $1 trillion over 10 years to improve infrastructure but would require local governments and private investors to put up most of that money, with the likelihood of more roads and bridges requiring users to pay tolls.

He continued: "We want to do it in a real way that actually produces results".

The White House has not immediately responded to CNN request for comment on Schumer's critique of their plans. Cantwell said improved cybersecurity is one benefit of the plan, which includes $40 billion for high-speed Internet connection and $80 billion to upgrade the USA energy grid.

"The fact that the tax bill made affordable housing worse in the United States of America, when we have an opioid crisis and a homelessness crisis, I guarantee you that everyone is going to be talking about the fact that they made it harder, harder to deal with this crisis, and gave the money away to major corporations", Cantwell added.

Schumer said the proposal would provide funding for the Gateway tunnel between New Jersey and NY, and would also include money for mass transit, including upstate mass transit systems like the Capital District Transportation Authority.

It's their chief legislative accomplishment since Trump became president, and Congress has not announced plans to consider the president's infrastructure plan.

The Gateway tunnel project - a collection of upgrades along a 10-mile span including the Hudson Tunnel - includes building a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River and rebuilding the existing deteriorating North River Tunnel that carries Amtrak trains every day between New Jersey and Penn Station. Dems want Pruitt recused from climate rule review Senate panel advances Trump pick for No. 2 official at EPA MORE (R-Wyo.) said the Democrats' proposal is "about raising taxes".

The proposal calls for over $1 trillion to be directed to a range of infrastructure requirements.

"Repeal all these bonuses, pay raises, new jobs, and new investments?"



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