Washington Needs to Come Together on Infrastructure Bill

This past November, Americans sent a clear message that they want Washington to do more to make the American economy work for the middle class.

Americans know that there is a lot of work to be done fixing our broken infrastructure, especially our transportation system. In northeastern
Illinois we have some of the worst congestion in the country, which means lost time, wasted gas, and more pollution. It also means that conducting business is more expensive for local businesses that need to get products to customers quickly.

Overall, it hurts our quality of life every day in many different ways. President Trump has promised the American people a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill. He mentioned it the night of the election, during his Inaugural Address, and during his address to a Joint Session of Congress. But more than four months into Donald Trump’s presidency we have yet to see any concrete ideas put forward, much less a piece of legislation.

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