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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the President on the Need for a Bipartisan Transportation Bill

Last week, the Senate passed a bipartisan transportation bill that will keep construction workers on the job and keep our economy growing.  Now the House of Representatives needs to take bipartisan action so I can sign this into law.

An economy built to last depends on a world-class infrastructure system that allows us to transport our people and goods as quickly and effectively as possible.  That’s why we need to continue to make investments that will create jobs by rebuilding and modernizing our roads, bridges and railways.  And that’s why my Administration will continue to fight for the long-term investments needed to ensure that America continues to compete and succeed in a global economy.