October 11th, 2010
12:40 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama seeks bipartisan support for infrastructure upgrade

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama called Monday for Congress to approve a $50 billion plan to begin upgrading the nation's crumbling infrastructure, saying such an investment is vital to creating much-needed construction jobs and keeping the nation competitive in the global economy.

In a Rose Garden statement at the White House, Obama called for bipartisan support when Congress returns after the November 2 mid-term elections so that the first phase of a proposed six-year infrastructure development plan can begin.

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  1. Alex in Wisconsin

    Well I'm glad the Conservatives are up in arms about this idea. I know how much they loved the Bush Administration's epic failure when it came to infrastructure. I'm not even talking about Hurricane Katrina, I'm talking the I-35 bridge in MN that collapsed with people on it. I'm sure the tea partiers look back on that day and say, "aww, the good ol' days"

    October 11, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  2. stufit

    Another payoff to the union bosses and left wing nuts, I don't trust him.

    October 11, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  3. King

    The repugs and baggers one goal and that is to distroy this ecomy so that obama loses in 2012. So put that bipartison crap on the shelves and hold on to your briges because the american people vote to see hell, well hell will see them.

    October 11, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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