- Associated Press - Sunday, December 25, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer says he wants Donald Trump to include “real spending” and not just tax breaks in his plan to overhaul America’s transportation infrastructure.

The New York Democrat tells The Associated Press he’s shared his view with the Republican president-elect. He says actual investment of federal dollars is necessary if the nation is to repair and rebuild its infrastructure.

Asked whether his party will look to work with the new administration, Schumer says Democrats must stay true to their principles, but that they shouldn’t oppose something “just because the name Trump is on it.”

Trump has vowed to repair and replace aging bridges, tunnels, airports and rail lines as part of a campaign to re-invigorate the nation’s transportation networks.

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