Congressman leads charge for infrastructure upgrades

U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) and a large bipartisan group of his colleagues have called for more federal funds to upgrade U.S. infrastructure, especially bridges and roads. | Contributed photo
U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) released a letter on Tuesday that he signed, along with a bipartisan supermajority of his colleagues in Congress, and sent to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D-CA), calling for legislative action on road and bridge funding.

Ribble also gained the support of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx during a Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing to seek a long-term path forward in transportation funding and improvement.

Ribble pushed for a long-term solution to the nation’s crumbling bridges, as well as ideas to improve infrastructure in general.

Along with the letter, Ribble released the following statement:

“America is the best place in the world to do business, and that is partially because of our superior, if aging, infrastructure," Ribble said. "My constituents in northeast Wisconsin and Americans all over our country in the manufacturing, construction, agriculture and distribution sectors rely especially heavily on our roads and bridges to move people and goods from place to place — and the certainty that they will be able to continue to do so in the future.”

Ribble also said better funding for infrastructure would help keep roads and bridges safe and reliable.

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U.S. Representative Reid Ribble (WI-8) 550 North Military Avenue Green Bay, WI 54303

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