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Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1549, Helping Sick Americans Now Act

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Ms. HAHN. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of defeating the previous question so that the House may bring up Representative Connolly's Put America Back to Work Act as part of the Make It In America legislative package.

Make It In America is a comprehensive jobs plan that aims to reinvigorate our ailing manufacturing sector and bring innovation and high-skilled, high-wage jobs back to the United States, and it invests in training the skilled workforce needed to support manufacturing in the 21st century.

We have an infrastructure crisis in this country, Madam Speaker, which is why I introduced the Bridges to Jobs Act as part of the Make It In America package.

Do you know there are about 70,000 bridges that have been classified as ``structurally deficient'' in our country? Leaving these bridges in their current state of disrepair poses a grave threat not only to our safety but also to our economy. This act provides each State with $10 million in grants to put Americans back to work by repairing our crumbling bridges. Not only will this legislation put Americans back to work and bolster our ailing economy, it will also ensure the safety of the millions who use these bridges each and every day.

I urge my colleagues to support this crucial investment in our workforce, our economy, and our safety. Let's defeat the previous question so we can bring this bill back up.

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