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“Our roads, our bridges……it’s a core function of government.  But it’s also an economic development issue.”
“Investing money in our roads and bridges today saves money in the long run.  It also builds the foundation for our 21st century economy.”
“Halting trade through America’s ports, even briefly, is like cutting off our lifeline.  Because international trade is central to our economic well-being and seaports connect us with the rest of the world, keeping them modern, navigable, safe and properly supported is a core priority...”
“Our citizens do not want less transportation.  They want more.  They do not want us to spend more on the same old thing or just move money around from one idea to the next.  They want us to invest in a disciplined and strategic way in the things that improve the quality of their lives and grow their opportunities.” 
“Water and roads add to the quality of life…..anyone stuck in traffic at rush hour in our cities can speak to that.  It also plays a major role in our continued economic development. Whenever we're recruiting a business seeking to relocate or expand, a chief concern of theirs is ensuring there are adequate water, power and transportation systems for their needs.”
“Infrastructure is a bipartisan issue because we all deserve safe bridges, uncongested roads, and sustainable transit options.”
“Our unity as a nation is sustained by free communication of thought and by easy transportation of people and goods..." 
“Transportation is critical to our nation’s competitiveness.  To put it simply, our transportation network is the backbone of our economy, and we must have a strong foundation to support economic growth.” 
"There is no reason why the world's best infrastructure should lie beyond our borders. This is America. We've always had the best infrastructure. This is work that needs to be done."