Obama Pushes To Repair Or Replace Old Bridges, Highways

(Tarrytown, NY) -- President Obama is making a big push to get old bridges and highways repaired or replaced.
Speaking in New York, the President said the U.S. needs to pay more attention to infrastructure. He argued that improving the nation's infrastructure will create jobs, boost the economy and keep the U.S. competitive in the global economy. The White House has been warning that the federal highway trust fund will start drying up this summer. The transportation fund provides money for highway and bridge work across the U.S. Lawmakers have been struggling to agree on a plan to replenish the fund.
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President Obama said the U.S. needs to pay more attention to infrastructure.
Obama argued that improving the nation's infrastructure will create jobs, boost the economy and keep the U.S. competitive in the global economy
Obama said improved infrastructure helps the economy.
Obama said Congress must do something to fund infrastructure projects.
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