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AS U.S. RECEIVES “D+” on National infrastructure report card, Brown highlights need for Significant infrastructure investment
Ohio Motorists Spend $475 Annually on Costs Accrued from Driving on Roads in Need of Repair
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) highlighted the need for significant infrastructure investment as the U.S. received a “D+” on the American Society for Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) 2017 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.
According to an ASCE Ohio fact sheet compiled as part of the report, 17 percent of the state’s public roads are in poor condition and Ohio motorists spend $475 annually on costs accrued from driving on roads in need of repair.
“This report card is the latest reminder that we have let our infrastructure fall behind for far too long,” said Brown. “We need to put Ohioans to work rebuilding and repairing the country’s infrastructure with American iron and steel. I’m ready to get to work with the Administration to find a way to put President Trump’s promise of $1 trillion in infrastructure investment into action.”
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported President Trump’s statements about his initial conditions for states seeking federal funding for infrastructure projects. During his campaign, Trump promised $1 trillion of investment in American infrastructure and Brown joined Senate colleagues in January to release a roadmap for making that promise a reality. As part of the plan, Brown included Buy America language to ensure American infrastructure is built by American workers, using American iron and steel.
Sen. Brown also wrote to President Trump and shared legislation to ensure that Buy America rules apply to all taxpayer-funded public works and infrastructure projects to ensure that American tax dollars support American manufacturing and domestic jobs.