The United States has fallen way behind in regard to our national infrastructure. We need to make sure that we are focused on the right projects - projects that allow for future growth, and can create jobs for thousands of Americans.
A growing economy based on modern, advanced manufacturing, needs a modern, advanced infrastructure. For far too long, Congress has kicked the can down the road, threatening our future with an infrastructure debt that is every bit as daunting as our fiscal debt.
It’s estimated that over 70% of our nation’s roads and bridges are in mediocre to poor condition. Investment in a new bridge or a modern highway is an investment in our future. That’s why I support sensible, long-term investments in our nation’s infrastructure.
We can do this by funding projects to replace aging gas and water lines, upgrade electrical grids, and ensure broadband access across the country.
We should also invest in new technologies to support technology improvements for safer and more efficient roadways.