Sherrod Brown calls for long-term fix for nation’s highways

The Columbus Dispatch

WASHINGTON — After repeated delays during the past six years, Senate Democrats urged Republicans on Tuesday to produce a long-term plan to finance building and repairing the nation’s highways and bridges.

Faced with yet another short-term patch to the nation’s highways expiring at the end of July, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said the “the clock is ticking” and “we cannot allow the U.S. to lag behind.”

“Republicans need to commit to rebuilding our infrastructure across the board in this country,” Brown said at a news conference on Capitol Hill. “It means jobs. It means a much better future for our country.”

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