U.S. Senator Rand Paul introduced an amendment this week that he hopes to fix the nation’s infrastructure problems.
Senator Paul introduced Amendment 382, to the Budget Resolution, which calls for funding of $16 billion towards infrastructure projects.
Senator Paul stated the amendment to the budget will provide $8 billion for bridge repair and replacement across the U.S. and will focus another $8 billion towards deficit reduction.
Senator Paul is proposing to fix bridges through a federal fund, which he says is a common sense approach since out of the billions of dollars that are being spent overseas for foreign assistance, he is asking for a $15 billion reduction about 50 percent of foreign aid and for an additional $1 billion to be taken from the Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Budget.
Senator Paul added he looked forward to the budget process in the coming days as the Senate will finally consider this budget.