Improving Our Infrastructure to Support Jobs
To support entrepreneurs and create jobs, we must continue to invest in infrastructure here in Iowa. The majority of our roadways haven’t seen updates in half a century or more. One in five bridges across our state is considered structurally deficient. Many of our levees fail to meet FEMA guidelines.
We are also behind when it comes to the infrastructure Iowans will need to compete in the 21st century. Too many communities across our state still don’t have access to broadband, which leaves our small towns and rural areas behind. This is harming the competitiveness of our businesses and making our region less attractive to entrepreneurs—and we have to fix it.
In Congress, I brought leaders to Iowa to see the harm that deficient bridges, roads, and lacking broadband was doing to our communities. I’m proud of that work and what we did to pass the largest investment in rural infrastructure in decades through the House of Representatives.
In the U.S. Senate, I’ll make sure that the proper investments are made into Iowa’s infrastructure so that our state can continue to create jobs, support our businesses, and ensure that all Iowans can travel safely across the state.