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Thursday, March 26, 2015

What Will It Take to Get Congress to Give Us an Infrastructure Bill?

Yes sir, breaking news on more of America's infrastructure. And ironically, poignantly, it's out of "red state", Republican Texas, no less.

Not only did a bridge collapse but it was tragic, too:

KVUE in Texas is reporting 1 person is dead and 3 are injured in a bridge collapse in Bell County, Texas.
One person is dead and at least three others are injured after a crash along Interstate 35 near mile marker 286 in Salado, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
DPS said the person who died was in a pickup truck driving under the bridge when it collapsed. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, around 11 a.m. Thursday, an oversized tractor trailer hit a beam of the FM 2484 overpass bridge that was under construction on I-35. The impact caused several beams to become dislodged and fall onto the roadway.
Not only is our infrastructure collapsing, as here, but it killed an American and hurt others.

So I ask you, at what point are our representatives in Congress going to do something to write, propose and pass a good, strong, meaningful infrastructure bill?

I say again--

  • Americans need the jobs.
  • Our infrastructure famously needs the updating and improving.
  • And the economy needs the boost.

It should be a no-brainer.

Senator Roy Blunt?

Will you lead on this, sir?

1 comment:

Sevesteen said...


How can you blame this incident on crumbling infrastructure? Did you even read what you pasted into your own post? This wasn't a bridge that finally succumed to neglect, it was under construction when an oversized truck crashed into it. Even perfectly good bridges often have problems when oversized trucks hit them, let alone while under construction.