Highway Trust Fund
The federal highway fund is almost exhausted. The federal government and the states will be putting off important projects such as road and bridge repairs and leaving hundreds of thousands of people out of work.
The highway fund needs a dedicated source of revenue to ensure that our infrastructure is maintained and repaired. Infrastructure is critical to a vibrant economy, and is one of the most important factors in maintaining economic competitiveness and creating American jobs. We cannot continue with short-term solutions that do not solve the fundamental problem. When I am in Congress I will work towards a compromise that would guarantee the trust-fund is financially stable for years to come.