Mar 2, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump opposed to "critical" NY-NJ tunnel

President Trump.

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President Trump is working against the funding for a $30 billion infrastructure project, a rail tunnel between New Jersey and Manhattan, that is considered one of "the most pressing and most expensive infrastructure needs in the country," and "critical to his hometown's long-term economic prosperity," the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: The Post says some believe Trump plans to use the projectm"as a bargaining chip to get Schumer and other congressional Democrats on board" with the massive infrastructure bill going through Congress later this year.

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