Nationwide, more than 70,000 bridges are structurally deficient. Our roads, railways, and transit systems are relics of the past. Yet Congress is neglecting its responsibilities by failing to make rebuilding America’s infrastructure a top priority. With each passing day, our infrastructure deficit deepens – and the costs of bringing existing assets back to adequate condition grow larger and more difficult to tackle. Passing a long-term infrastructure bill is not just practical, but an employment and a national competitiveness issue, too. The benefits to America’s manufacturing sector would be significant, and by applying strong Buy America preferences, we can maximize the benefits for American workers. We can’t put off rebuilding our infrastructure any longer. Rebuild America. Buy American.
Infrastructure Development is the Key to Growth
It is time for the President and Congress to work together and pass a long-term spending plan to repair and rebuild our nation’s infrastructure.
ReMaking America is the second volume on manufacturing policy edited by Richard McCormack.