Hillary Clinton has made upgrading the nation’s roads, bridges, energy grid and water systems a central part of her pitch to voters, aiming to forge a sweeping agreement if she becomes president in one the few areas where the two parties might be willing to collaborate.
But Congress has more often struggled to figure out how to pay for massive improvements.
For lawmakers, “This is like candy. This is ‘let’s eat the frosting before we look at the broccoli,’ ” said Greg Valliere, chief global strategist at Horizon Investments. “Everybody sort of agrees in principle that we need to spend more money on infrastructure, but it’s the details that could be difficult.”