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State of the Infrastructure


State of the union logoJanuary 29, 2014 – In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama called for tax reform tied to infrastructure investment, and put Congress on notice that they must pass an infrastructure bill.

"Moreover, we can take the money we save with this transition to tax reform to create jobs rebuilding our roads, upgrading our ports, unclogging our commutes – because in today's global economy, first-class jobs gravitate to first-class infrastructure," he said. "We'll need Congress to protect more than three million jobs by finishing transportation and waterways bills this summer. But I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible."

Some kind of action out of Washington cannot come soon enough.