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Experts Say Washington Needs to Treat Infrastructure Funding as 'Exigent Crisis'

Experts Say Washington Needs to Treat Infrastructure Funding as 'Exigent Crisis'

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Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2019 11:15 AM, EDT

There is ample room for creativity in developing solutions to fix the nation’s transportation infrastructure, but elected officials must overcome their differences and work together if they hope to succeed, experts said.

“This is an issue that tends to unite even a polarized Congress,” said Phil English, a Republican who formerly represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives and now serves as a senior government relations adviser for the law firm Arent Fox. During a June 3 webinar hosted by the firm called “Responding to America’s Infrastructure Crisis,” English described infrastructure as an area in which bipartisanship can thrive.

“The needs of communities for the transportation of goods and individuals, as well as clean water, is absolutely critical,” he said... FULL ARTICLE

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