Biden Speaks at Owen Steel

Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx visited AISC member Owen Steel on Wednesday, February 18, to promote the Obama Administration's plan to improve the nation's infrastructure. "The United States of America ranks 28th in the world in infrastructure. We should not rank 28th in anything," stated Biden. "Modernization creates job growth. The question we have to answer both here and throughout the country is not what is the cost of doing this but what is the cost of doing nothing." The Grow America Bill proposes $317 billion in highway improvements, including $18 billion for a multi-modal freight system to enhance America's ability to transport goods.

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