Today, Congresswoman Janice Hahn released the following statement on the President's announcement to increase investment in infrastructure:
"I applaud President Obama's Rebuild America Partnership plan. The President knows that investing in infrastructure is a win-win for our nation. At a time where our economy is still recovering and the unemployment rate in the communities that I represent is higher than the national average, infrastructure investment means much needed, good paying construction jobs.
The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the United States' infrastructure a D+. That is unacceptable if America wants to remain competitive in the global economy. The President rightly so calls on the public and private sectors to come to the table and invest in our nation's ports, highways, rail, and bridges."