Businesses look at a community’s infrastructure when deciding where to locate. Unfortunately, many of our roads and bridges are badly in need of repair. In the more populous areas of the state, traffic congestion demands wider roads or new tunnels. Because Alabama cannot afford such expensive infrastructure repairs without federal assistance, I am urging my colleagues in the Senate to pass legislation that will help pave the way for Alabama’s future.
Alabama also has urgent water and sewage infrastructure needs. I have spoken directly to President Trump about how important these projects are to our state. Because every Alabamian should have access to clean drinking water and sanitary sewage systems, I sponsored two bipartisan bills that would address these challenges in rural Alabama. I am proud that one of these bills was included in the Senate’s 2018 Farm Bill.
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