Trump formally establishes infrastructure council, with focus on energy
Remember President Trump’s “infrastructure week?” It was overshadowed by James Comey’s Capitol Hill testimony and the administration’s ability to consistently step on its own message. But an executive order published in the Federal Register July 25 outlines how the White House’s new infrastructure council will work and what it will do.
According to the order, the council will study and make recommendations to the president regarding government funding of infrastructure projects in several sectors: surface transportation; aviation; ports and waterways; water resources; renewable energy generation; electricity transmission; broadband; and pipelines.
There could be up to 15 presidential appointees on the council, and they will be “drawn from the public with relevant experience or subject-matter expertise.”
But according to The Hill, the council — though it is still officially forming — is already under attack.