Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) called for the passage of a bipartisan highway bill and more federal investment in infrastructure projects.
“Infrastructure investments helped attract the workers, business, and investments that made America a superpower,” Brown said Monday. “We built the best infrastructure in the world, but have watched it crumble for decades.
Brown’s comments came as the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it would have to reduce road and transit payments this summer if Congress doesn’t pass legislation to increase funding for the Highway Trust Fund, which will have only $4 billion in August.
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