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>> A modern air traffic control system.>> Hoping to jump start his stalled domestic agenda amid a storm of controversies, President Donald Trump on Monday launching what his team has dubbed infrastructure week. Unwrapping a plan to partially privatize the nation's air traffic control system.>> It's about time too, I can tell you.
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>> Transportation reporter, David Shepardson is on this story.>> President Trump is clearly trying to change the subject this week away from some of the scandals and controversies toward a priority that has a fair amount of bipartisan support. Boosting infrastructure by $1 trillion. President Trump's plan to privatize air traffic control is really the first exhibit in a broader theme of privatizing infrastructure owned by government agencies and heading to the private sector.
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>> Our nation will move faster, fly higher.>> Trump meeting with airline executes Monday and planning a trip to the Ohio River later in the week on his plan to repair the nation's roads and waterways. Republicans concede Trump's infrastructure plan faces a long road in Congress and push back from lawmakers in his own party, who worry the massive cost would add to the crushing US debt load.
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Democrats say the move is an effort to distract attention from Thursday's testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey, still likely to dominate the week in Washington.