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Senators: Here's a bipartisan plan to fix America's roads and bridges (OPINION)

Senators: Here's a bipartisan plan to fix America's roads and bridges (OPINION)
By John Barrasso and Tom Carper
Updated 9:41 AM ET, Mon July 29, 2019

(CNN)Too often, partisan rancor in Washington prevents Congress from doing big, important things. But no matter the headlines, there is always an opportunity for folks who are willing to work in a bipartisan way to get big things done. Making a major investment in our nation's infrastructure is one of those opportunities -- and it's also a top priority for the American people, for the President, and for both parties in Congress.

As chairman and ranking member of the Senate committee with jurisdiction over our roads and bridges, we are committed to getting a major bipartisan highway infrastructure bill done.

It starts with America's Transportation Infrastructure Act, legislation we are introducing to fix our roads, highways, and bridges.

No matter where you live, everyone knows that America's infrastructure needs are significant. Across the country, nearly 200,000 miles of major highways require repairs -- some need repaving, some a redesign. We also have more than 47,000 bridges that are deemed "structurally deficient." FULL ARTICLE

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