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“Our roads, our bridges……it’s a core function of government.  But it’s also an economic development issue.”
“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old questions from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.”
“Make no mistake: strengthening our infrastructure is an integral part of improving our economic competitiveness.”
“[T]he United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This country was conquered by those who moved forward, and so will space.”
“Investing money in our roads and bridges today saves money in the long run.  It also builds the foundation for our 21st century economy.”
“We’re changing the world with technology.” 
“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...”
“There’s a way to do it better – find it.”
“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.” 
“There’s never been a better time to build….”
“Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.”
“If we do not have a world class infrastructure here in broadband for cutting-edge devices and services, the next generation of innovations, the next great companies…will start in another country and not here.”