All across America, our infrastructure is in need of repair and greater investment. Roads are cracking, bridges are crumbling, and dams and levees are aging. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), hundreds of thousands of water mains break every year, and nearly 25 percent of our nation’s bridges are either “structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.” Our electrical grid is estimated to lose around seven percent of all generated power during transmission and distribution. Federal investments for airports, waterways, and ports have also dwindled.
I have consistently called for a historic investment in our nation's infrastructure to accomplish this – an investment that would have tremendous economic benefits in South Florida and across the country. These types of investments would create tens of thousands of jobs and improve the lives of countless Americans.