We must build a 21st Century transportation, water and telecommunications infrastructure to create jobs immediately. That's why I am such an enthusiastic supporter of Los Angeles County's 30/10 plan that will build 30 years of transportation projects in just 10 years, accelerating much needed congestion relief and creating jobs. We must also bring the Gold Line from Downtown Los Angeles all the way out to the Ontario Airport. Already we have had great success beginning construction on the extension from Pasadena to Azusa, which will open in 2015. And I am now fighting for funding to bring it out to Glendora, Claremont and Montclair.
But we can also do more on a national scale, which is why I am an enthusiastic supporter of President Obama's American Jobs Act. The American Jobs Act will put $50 billion into building our roads and bridges, and will rebuild our schools. This will immediately help create new construction jobs while repairing our crumbling infrastrucutre.