The Faribault Daily News recently posted a guest column from Senator Klobuchar on infrastructure…
Infrastructure is one of the smartest investments we can make in our country. It allows businesses to grow and compete. It keep us safe. It creates millions of jobs—good paying jobs that cannot be outsourced overseas. And, it’s bipartisan. It’s one of the first things President Trump said he wanted to get done after he was elected.
The time has come to work together to get this done, and get it done right. We cannot let another year go by without action.
The good news is, there are bipartisan solutions already on the table.
Broadband is specifically called out…
One area that relies on direct federal investment is rural broadband. Broadband is the perfect infrastructure investment. It creates jobs, opens new economic opportunities for the communities we connect, and keeps America competitive in an increasingly digital world. Just this week, as co-chair of the Senate Broadband Caucus, I led a bipartisan effort to get dedicated, stand-alone funding for broadband deployment in an infrastructure proposal to ensure telecommunications infrastructure is prioritized alongside needed upgrades to our roads, rail, waterways, and bridges. A serious plan for the 21st century is not a complete without addressing the broadband connectivity issues facing rural America.
I know we can work across the aisle to invest in America’s infrastructure because we’ve done it before.