Washington, D.C: Bipartisan bridge

President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed to spend $2 trillion rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, though both sides said they anticipate a fight over how to pay for it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said they were surprised by Trump’s eagerness to fund upgrades to U.S. highways, railroads, bridges, and broadband. “I’ll lead on this,” Trump reportedly said during their White House meeting. “I would like to do something. It may not be typically Republican.” Indeed, GOP members of Congress scoffed at the plan and its price tag. Trump and the Democrats said they’ll meet in three weeks to discuss funding. Both parties rejected Trump’s plan early in his presidency to fund infrastructure projects with public-private partnerships. Democrats sought the meeting to show that some bipartisan initiatives could be pursued despite investigations of the president.