Vodcast: Sen. Ron Wyden on Infrastructure

This week’s video podcast of “America’s Business” features an interview with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) on the important topic of infrastructure. Wyden and Sen. John Thune (R-SD) are cosponsoring legislation to create Build America Bonds to finance infrastructure projects. Wyden:

It’s very clear to me that our country has underinvested in infrastructure. The bridges are in desperate need of repair. Ports and rail lines are or are near capacity. Highways are clogged and Americans are in traffic jams in places nobody could have dreamed a traffic jam would take place. And this is taking enormous economic toll. If you have to wait, for example, for hours and hours to move your goods and services through a particular community that’s going to make us less competitive.

For more of Sen. Wyden’s interview with host Mike Hambrick and to listen to the full program, please go to www.AmericasBusiness.org.

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