In a speech on the House floor, 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty called on her colleagues to come together and pass a bipartisan plan to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure. The Vice Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said at the end of the day, infrastructure is about jobs. But more importantly, she said infrastructure improvement is about getting people to work safely and on time.
Esty spoke about specific areas of improvement that need to be made, including to roads, bridges, rail, airports, clean water, wastewater, and internet connectivity.
Esty said looking into public and private partnerships could be a viable way to make improvements, but added that the job can't be outsourced to financiers. If that were the case. Esty said the private sector would have already made the improvements.