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Winning Issue » INFRASTRUCTURE


Our nation's roads, bridges, dams, schools, electrical grids and water treatment facilities are old and unable to meet the needs of our growing population. Many of the structures we depend upon for safety, travel and commerce are functioning at maximum capacity or beyond their expected lifetime. Our water treatment facilities need $200 billion for improvements if they are to continue delivering enough clean water to our population, and keep our waterways clean. Our schools need $400 billion for safe and modern classrooms in order to prepare our children for the global economy. Ensuring the safety of all our nation's bridges will cost over $400 billion during the next 10 years. Our electrical transmission system needs to be upgraded to a smart grid and we need to transition to solar and wind energy if we are to overcome the challenges of climate change. Improvements to airports, ports and railways are also on the list.

During the past 35 years, we have spent less than 3% of our GNP on infrastructure improvements. Many people say we should not just wait for power black-outs, bridges to fall and dams to burst. They believe now is the time to begin these improvements. Low borrowing rates mean the cost of funding the repair and renovation of our decaying infrastructure is as cheap as it has been in nearly 80 years. It is estimated that it will cost about $3.5 trillion or about $350 billion annually during the next 10 years to renovate our infrastructure. Besides immediate and future benefits to society, these renovation projects will also create many jobs and significantly boost our economy. It is estimated that 12 million jobs will be created for each trillion dollars spent on infrastructure improvements.

Pending Legislation: H.R.3311 - America Wins Act
Sponsor: Rep. John B. Larson (CT)
Status: House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (Transportation and Infrastructure)
Chair: Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current infrastructure policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support creating millions of jobs by rebuilding America’s aging infrastructure including roads, bridges, tunnels, transit systems, railways, airports, water treatment facilities, levees, schools, public housing and energy transmission grids by:

    1.) Raising $2.3 trillion over 10 years through an upstream tax on the carbon-content of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas.

    2.) Placing all revenue raised in a trust fund, administered by US Treasury, in order to be solely used for investing in the nation’s infrastructure.

    3.) Providing Americans with a consumer tax rebate.

    4.) Dedicating funds for programs to support communities transitioning from a carbon dependent economy, and communities most heavily impacted by climate change and carbon pollution.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support creating millions of jobs by rebuilding America’s aging infrastructure including roads, bridges, tunnels, transit systems, railways, airports, water treatment facilities, levees, schools, public housing and energy transmission grids by:

    1.) Raising $2.3 trillion over 10 years through an upstream tax on the carbon-content of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas.

    2.) Placing all revenue raised in a trust fund, administered by US Treasury, in order to be solely used for investing in the nation’s infrastructure.

    3.) Providing Americans with a consumer tax rebate.

    4.) Dedicating funds for programs to support communities transitioning from a carbon dependent economy, and communities most heavily impacted by climate change and carbon pollution.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing H.R.3311 - America Wins Act.

If elected as a trustee, InfrastructureUSA will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for infrastructure improvements.

About: InfrastructureUSA advocate for infrastructure improvements and creates programming for presentation on web sites, produces TV documentaries and public affairs programs, and serves as a consultant to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. APL produces films on issues relating to urban affairs, transportation, education, labor and the built environment.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
December 6, 2021
Trustee Election - Closing Date
December 13, 2021