President Trump has called for “more connected” buildings.
And he has put Mueller, who runs the Justice Department’s Office of Civil Rights, in charge of rebuilding those buildings.
In Trump’s mind, that’s what it means.
“I think it’s good,” Trump told a crowd in Florida last week.
“It’s a big building.
It’s a great building.”
Mueller, a former Republican congressman from Wisconsin, has a reputation as a hard-line opponent of public-private partnerships (PPPs), where private companies build buildings and connect them to the public through a private network.
The government pays for the construction of the buildings and for the use of those facilities.
PPPs were one of the major sticking points in the Trump administration’s plans for infrastructure projects, including the controversial Dakota Access pipeline.
The Trump administration has long said it wants to invest in infrastructure, but has not yet proposed a program like PPPs, which require public dollars to build infrastructure.
Trump’s call for more PPPs comes at a time when Trump is struggling to gain traction on his promised infrastructure plan.
He has faced criticism for his proposed budget cuts for the Department of Energy, which would force cuts to PPPs.
“We can’t build infrastructure until we invest in it,” Trump said at a May 26 news conference announcing the budget.
“And I think it will be very important to build that infrastructure because the public doesn’t want to be forced to pay for it.”
In his speech on May 26, Trump said that the federal government must invest in its infrastructure.
“You can’t have infrastructure built if we don’t invest in the public infrastructure,” he said.
In September, Trump signed an executive order that gave the president authority to spend up to $1 trillion to pay down the nation’s debt.
But he has not provided a specific plan for how to fund PPPs or any other PPP-related infrastructure projects.
Trump has also signaled that he will push the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) to invest more in highways and transit.
Trump said in May that he would “begin immediately” building a “transportation network for America.”
“I am calling for the creation of a National Infrastructure Commission,” he told the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in May.
“This commission will focus on rebuilding the nation from the bottlenecks in the highways, railroads, airports, ports, and water systems.
The commission will include people who are experienced in infrastructure planning and construction.”
Building connected is part of Trump’s broader effort to build bridges across the country and to connect people.
His administration has already announced plans for a $1.6 trillion infrastructure package, but the details are still being hammered out.
A few months ago, Trump announced that the Department for Veterans Affairs (VA) would open a new facility in Atlanta, which is also home to the Atlanta Medical Center.
The VA announced the move during a visit to the city by Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus.
Trump also announced that he is opening a new VA hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, to help treat veterans who have been injured or are returning from war zones.