Rebuilding Our Roads and Bridges

Rebuilding Our Roads and Bridges

Across the state, our roads and bridges are crumbling — which is slowing Wisconsin’s economic growth.

Wisconsinites have been waiting on years-long highway construction projects to finally end. Rural communities have been waiting for broadband to expand to their towns. Families have been waiting for their neighborhood schools to finally be repaired and improved. For all of them, there has been too much talk and not enough action.

A Blueprint to Get Wisconsin Moving

Tammy is ready to get to work on a bipartisan plan that makes a real investment in local efforts to create jobs, rebuild Wisconsin’s roads and bridges, and drive economic growth.

The Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure would make a much needed investment to repair roads and bridges, which could save the average American family an estimated $1,700 a year. The plan also modernizes our drinking water systems as well as our ports and waterways to help Wisconsin businesses get their goods to market. The Blueprint would additionally invest in our schools, without raising local property taxes, to help our students reach even greater heights and brighter futures.

Not only could this plan create up to an estimated 15 million jobs, it would also be fiscally responsible. It would help fund the rebuilding of Wisconsin’s infrastructure by closing tax loopholes for big corporations, millionaires and billionaires.

Putting Wisconsin First

Rebuilding our infrastructure should also mean supporting Wisconsin workers. That’s why Tammy has maintained that Buy American reforms must be at the foundation of any infrastructure plan.

Not only do we need to rebuild our roads — we need to do that with American workers and American iron and steel. Any bipartisan infrastructure plan must also strengthen worker protections and make sure our workers have a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work of rebuilding Wisconsin.

As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, Tammy has been working to make sure that any infrastructure plan also includes much needed investments to expand rural broadband. Following meetings with rural small business owners, health care providers, and farmers, Tammy pushed Washington to expand rural broadband to drive future Wisconsin growth.