Kentucky Ag Commissioner attends Trump's Infrastructure Proposal meeting

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(WBKO) -- President Donald Trump held a meeting regarding his infrastructure proposal earlier this week.

Trump's infrastructure proposal includes rebuilding America's highways, airports and railroads. This will lead to at least $1.5 trillion in investments.

New investments will be made in rural America, which Trump says has been left behind for too long.

Kentucky's Agriculture Commissioner, Ryan Quarles was invited to the meeting at the White House on Monday.

"I was beyond thrilled to sit at the table with the President, and talk about what matters most to rural America, and that includes projects that will help Kentucky farmers," said Commissioner Quarles.

Funds in the the "Rural Infrastructure Program" would be distributed to the individual states. This gives states the flexibility to prioritize their communities' needs.​

"For Kentucky's perspective, we can use block grants to help improve the roads we already have and perhaps invest in broadband internet in rural areas," said Commissioner Quarles.

The plan also aims to reduce the time it takes to get a permit projects down to two years.

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