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Byron Dorgan: Infrastructure investment will be the grease to end Washington gridlock

The Hill

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

There may be a ray of light shining through the dark political clouds that formed in the recent election.

The president-elect and both parties in Congress want to do something about repairing and rebuilding the crumbling infrastructure in the U.S. It has been decades since America harbored big ideas about infrastructure.

President-elect Trump said, “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it”.

President Eisenhower created the last big American infrastructure project by building an Interstate Highway System. That was a giant investment that paid big dividends. But it’s been decades since we aspired to think that big in repairing and building our infrastructure.

KEYWORDS: PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER, BPC OP-EDS, DONALD TRUMP, 115TH CONGRESS