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Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure

January 27 at 7:41 PM
For years, transportation experts have called for a massive investment to save a network of roads, bridges and transit systems that have fallen into disrepair. A bill introduced in the Senate on Tuesday would meet that need, providing $1 trillion over the next five years.

Given that elsewhere on Capitol Hill members are scrambling for funds to keep annual federal transportation spending just above about $50 billion, coming up with an additional $148 billion on top of that would seem problematic.

“For too many years, we’ve underfunded our nation’s physical infrastructure. We have to change that, and that’s what the Rebuild America Act is all about. We must modernize our infrastructure and create millions of new jobs that will put people back to work and help the economy,” said Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), the ranking minority member of the Senate Budget Committee, who introduced the $1 trillion bill.

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