Pelosi, Schumer to meet with Trump on infrastructure next week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will meet with President Donald Trump next week to discuss infrastructure.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m., according to a senior Democratic aide. The aide said that Pelosi spoke with Trump by phone April 4 and requested the meeting.

Pelosi first announced the meeting earlier Tuesday at an event hosted by TIME Magazine in New York City.

"We’ll be meeting with the president next week when we come back to talk about what the prospect is for the size in terms of resources and scope of what that might be," she said, noting that infrastructure and prescription drug prices are two policy areas where Democrats could find common ground and pass legislation with the White House.

Although the White House and Democrats have pointed to infrastructure as a possible area for working together, how to pay for an overhaul of the country’s roads and bridges has remained a persistent question.

Pelosi, Schumer and Trump met in December to discuss averting a government shutdown, but the trio clashed as television cameras captured the entire awkward exchange.

John Bresnahan contributed to this story.

Article originally published on POLITICO Magazine

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