Issues & AdvocacyIssue Briefs
Repair and Strengthen our Buildings
As millions of construction workers remain unemployed, buildings and vital infrastructure have crumbled, hurting our economy and endangering the public safety. Our nation’s infrastructure needs go beyond roads and bridges: millions of schools, hospitals and structures of every type are in desperate need of repair. Even the Capitol dome, a symbol of our democracy, is crumbling. Experience shows that the cost of putting off needed repairs is always more expensive over time. America needs sound policies that free up capital for private sector building projects, and new ways to invest in public sector buildings, providing jobs in the short term and a more competitive economy in the long run.