America has antiquated infrastructure — from our trains and roads and ports to our energy systems to our sewers. Every aspect of our infrastructure is due for an upgrade. This is an opportunity to create good-paying jobs in our own district as well as to strengthen unions and combat climate change at the same time. We must embrace our challenges as opportunities and get to work!

Transforming our infrastructure will require all of us. As we upgrade our infrastructure, we must be forward thinking to build smart and green so that it will last for generations. Local businesses, unions, and families will benefit from the improvements, as well as the opportunities created by the work to be done. This is who we are as Americans; we are innovative, hard-working, and have always risen to the challenge of redefining what is possible.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

— Albert Einstein