Statements about Infrastructure
"More than 400 car crashes occur each year on the current, congested Columbia River Bridge."
The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority "was supposed to exist only until the bonds used to build the Newport Bridge were paid off through tolls. Once the bonds were paid, the Newport Bridge was to be transferred to the State of Rhode Island and become toll-free."
"RIPTA has really some of the fullest buses for its transit agency size around the country."
A bill to advance the Keystone XL Pipeline "is an earmark" under House rules.
Says, "I-205, six miles of which runs through my district, already carries more traffic than I-5."
Says the Georgia Dome would need up to $350 million in work over the next five to seven years.
Says "If Oregon’s Legislature simply authorizes $450 million for the CRC, it will … leave Oregon holding the bag for a great deal more cost responsibility."
"It is ironic that (First Energy Corp. is) going to have a name on our (football stadium) where we (Cleveland Public Power) supply the electricity."
"Did U know? Block Island Wind Farm would mean 40% est. drop in BI electric rates."
Says Mike Dovilla supports a plan "that could allow a foreign corporation to take over the Ohio Turnpike"
"There are more oil rigs in operation in the United States than the rest of the world combined."
"We will spend $100 billion in Afghanistan this year, fixing roads, building bridges, training police officers, and more, [and] cutting the same things in our own country."
"Without Westside MAX, we’d need to add 2.9 lanes to the Sunset Highway."
Says that President Obama said that "Small Businesses Succeed Because of Government."
Says U.S. Senate opponent Eric Hovde "supported billions in stimulus for high-speed rail" and "billions more to bail out banks."
Says "I don’t agree with Mr. Hales that we should give a sweeping break to the developers to allow them to build that infill housing without paying for those very basics."
Say that under state law, "systems development charges can only be spent on capital investment."
"Shelby County donated – I’m sorry, gave – 44 schools to the city of Memphis."
The InterLink at T.F. Green Airport is the closest air-rail link in the country.
The United States is no longer "top nation in the globe on infrastructure," having fallen to 15th.
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