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Trump may try to use infrastructure as leverage

http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-transportation/2017/04/trump-infrastructure-could-come-sooner-219638

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MY CUP OF TEA: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao met on Capitol Hill with nearly four dozen Republicans on Wednesday morning as part of a getting-to-know-you session hosted by the GOP Conference. House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster mentioned the hour-long session at a committee hearing Wednesday, reiterating that the administration’s infrastructure plan will have a “federal component” and that public-private partnerships will be just one “tool in the toolbox.”

Were there icebreakers? Republicans we surveyed said Chao didn’t betray any new details. “It was more of a meet-and-greet and an opportunity for members to talk about some of the issues around the country and get to know her a little bit better and more of her philosophy rather than just an overall package,” Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) said.

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