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>> We're gonna rebuild our infrastructure.>> President Trump's promise to spend a trillion dollars on America's roads, bridges, and other infrastructure, at the top of the agenda this weekend when the country's governors meet in Washington DC for the National Governors Associations winter meeting. And Reuters' correspondent Ian Simpson says they're all competing for a slice of the pie.
>> Both Republican Governors and Democratic Governors are in accord on the desperate need for some of their states to improve their infrastructure. And they're looking to the Federal Government to step in if possible.>> The United States has long been criticized for its lagging public works spending. The American Society of Civil Engineers gives US infrastructure a D+ grade and estimates the country needs to invest 3.6 trillion by 2020.
During last year's campaign, Trump set he wanted action on infrastructure in his first 100 days as president. But Simpson says that now seems unlikely.>> There's an infrastructure council that Trump had pledged to create. So far, at least over the last few days, there's been no indication that, that council is coming to fruition.
So, right now it seems to be a topic of discussion. But in terms of concrete movement, there's little signs at least that we've been able to turn up.>> The governors are scheduled to meet with Trump himself, Sunday evening. And will get a second chance at the White House on Monday morning, to tell Trump how much money their state deserves.