DeLauro Reaction to President’s Plan to Grow Economy through Investment
Supports Infrastructure Bank, Other Steps to RepairOver 1,000 CT Bridges
WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement today on the President’s plan to grow American jobs by investing in infrastructure.
“I applaud President Obama’s continued push for investments in our nation’s infrastructure, the lifeblood of our economy and source of good jobs that cannot be outsourced. I am particularly pleased with the President’s support for a National Infrastructure Bank, a concept I have long championed, as an independent, wholly-owned government entity that would leverage private dollars toward a wide-range of meritorious infrastructure projects of regional and national significance.
“According to the Federal Highway Administration, some 1,413 of Connecticut’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. The President’s fix-it first policy would immediately create jobs that will repair these, along with our roads, rail systems, airports and other critical resources, helping grow our economy. Through innovative policies such as the ones the President outlined we rebuild our infrastructure, create middle class jobs and strengthen our businesses so that they can better compete in a global economy.”