Sending Office: Honorable Elizabeth H. Esty
This week marks the 6th annual National Infrastructure Week, and we know that Congress can come together to develop a bipartisan infrastructure strategy for our country. Earlier this year, the Problem Solvers Caucus released
Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure, a report produced by the Caucus’s Infrastructure Working Group with policy recommendations to build a 21st century infrastructure network for America. These policy options offer Congress a path forward
to develop a comprehensive plan to improve the nation’s highways, roads and bridges, transit and railways, ports and airports, water and sewer systems, energy system and power grid, and broadband and communications network.
You can read the Problem Solvers Report here.
From May 14th through 21st, public and private sector leaders are elevating the critical need to address our nation’s underinvestment in infrastructure and the impact that further inaction will have on the American economy and families.
All of our constituents are familiar with the persistent and serious issues that plague our transportation, water, broadband, and other infrastructure systems. From potholes to unsafe drinking water, our lack of a federal strategy to invest in our systems
costs the American people time and money and affects our families’ health and economic futures.
Bipartisan action is both possible and necessary. The House recently passed a long-term FAA Reauthorization with strong support from Republicans and Democrats, and we have another opportunity to address the crucial needs of our nation’s water resources with
the upcoming Water Resources Development Act reauthorization. This Congress has the opportunity to come together and build a 21st Century infrastructure network that ensures our 21st Century economy works for every single American.
If you have questions or are interested in learning more about Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure
or the work of the Problem Solvers Infrastructure Task Force,
Chris.Cunningham@mail.house.gov with Rep. Esty.
Elizabeth H. Esty
Problem Solvers Caucus
Infrastructure Working Group
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