President Trump is calling on the nation’s governors to cooperate with the White House.
In an address to the nation’s governors, President Trump proclaimed the United States Economy is surging.
“We have car companies opening up in Michigan, in Ohio, and Penn., and so many other places,” said President Trump.
The president urged the 36 governors in attendance to do more to help the administration move its agenda forward.
“On infrastructure, I would like you to call your Senators and Congressman because I’m ready; I wanna sign. I’m totally ready,” said President Trump.
The president has also called on Congress to pass an infrastructure bill this year.
Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said he expects the bill to be comprehensive.
“It’s likely to include funding for high-speed broadband in the rural areas of our state,” said Governor Hutchinson. “Its likely to include a broader range of projects than just highways,” he added.
The president also told the governors the United States is close to reaching a new trade deal with China.
Over the weekend, the U.S. announced it will hold off on imposing additional tariffs on Chinese imports.
Those tariffs were supposed to go into effect this week.
President Trump also encouraged governors to support his recent emergency declaration on the border.
“I expect to have 250-300 miles of wall built in the very near future,” said President Trump.
Several border state democratic governors have spoken out against the wall and sixteen states have sued the administration, attempting to block the order.