Our nation’s infrastructure is in complete disrepair. The American Society of Civil Engineers, in their 2017 report card, gave our infrastructure a grade of D+. This is unacceptable for a nation whose infrastructure was once the envy of the world. It is clear that we need New Deal levels of infrastructure investments to rebuild this great nation.
For every dollar spent on infrastructure, there are economic returns that more than pay back that investment. Additionally, we can create millions of good paying jobs at a time when wages are stagnant. Congress should get to work immediately to support local governments with federal dollars to help tackle key infrastructure needs in their communities.
Roads, bridges, dams, flood levis in the Midwest, water systems and more are all incredibly important to our nation’s economy and way of life. Now is the time to make bold investments in these conduits of economic growth.