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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Statement on President Barack Obama’s Infrastructure Announcement

January 16, 2015
Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s announcement that his Administration would be taking several steps to improve our nation’s roads, bridges, and broadband network:

“I am pleased to see President Obama look for innovative ways to fund improvements for our nation’s infrastructure in the absence of long-term funding from Congress. With this announcement, the President has reaffirmed his commitment to making the nation’s transportation infrastructure a top priority for his Administration and shown he is willing the cut red tape in order to move ahead on needed repairs.

“Fixing our crumbling highways, bridges, levee systems, and more cannot be put on hold indefinitely. In addition to ensuring the safety of the American people, repairing our infrastructure will also create jobs and boost our economy by strengthening the systems by which commerce flows. I will continue to urge Congress to pass the long-term transportation bill in order to unleash a renewed investment in infrastructure across the country. We have a great opportunity this Congress with a like-minded, infrastructure driven Chairman like Bill Shuster of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee who I look forward to working with in the coming months.”

Click here for a White House Fact Sheet on the President’s recent announcement.