Problem Solvers Caucus report takes deep dive to address U.S. infrastructure concerns

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By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor | January 18, 2018

A report recently issued by the Problem Solvers Caucus platform, a bipartisan group in Congress comprised of around 40 members focused on working towards bi-partisan cooperation on key issues, focuses on bipartisan policy solutions with an eye on augmenting United States’ infrastructure.

Entitled, “Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure,” the report comes at a time when the current status of U.S. infrastructure planning, from both an operational and financial perspective, is somewhat stuck in neutral, as the White House has stated it is a core focus and has offered up $200 billion to help remedy the nation’s infrastructure woes. But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently noted
that the real “infrastructure debt” facing the nation is $2 trillion, coupled with the fact that the national gasoline tax has not been raised in 25 years and other viable funding options have ostensibly stalled out.

The core focus of the report, according to its authors, is to detail bipartisan solutions that will improve U.S. highways, roads and bridges, transit and railways, ports and airports, water and sewer systems, energy systems and the power grid and communications networks.

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