|The chief architect of the White House’s infrastructure plan announced he is leaving. D.J. Gribbin was the lead advocate for President Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan announced in February.
It is unclear how Gribbin’s departure may affect Congress’ plans to pass a long-term bill. Trump recently remarked an infrastructure plan may have to wait until after the November election.
Funding continues to remain the biggest hurdle in getting a bill passed. Trump’s plan outlined $200 billion in federal spending, but left the funding decision to Congress.
A replacement for Gribbin has not yet been named.
Gribbin’s departure will likely slow down any pressure from the White House on Congress to enact a comprehensive infrastructure plan.