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 “Federal investment in infrastructure is the necessary catalyst for future economic growth and to enable the private sector to effectively compete in the global economy.  This investment is long overdue.”
“Our roads, our bridges……it’s a core function of government.  But it’s also an economic development issue.”
“Make no mistake: strengthening our infrastructure is an integral part of improving our economic competitiveness.”
“Investing money in our roads and bridges today saves money in the long run.  It also builds the foundation for our 21st century economy.”
“Water and roads add to the quality of life…..anyone stuck in traffic at rush hour in our cities can speak to that.  It also plays a major role in our continued economic development. Whenever we're recruiting a business seeking to relocate or expand, a chief concern of theirs is ensuring there are adequate water, power and transportation systems for their needs.”
“Our common infrastructure is a horizontal thing that so much of our economy rests on. It’s clear now that…our success relies on a robust international digital infrastructure, both wired and wireless.”
“Public and private investment in the economic foundation of the United States is critical for long-term economic prosperity.  The United States’ global competitiveness is dependent upon the construction and maintenance of a world class infrastructure.”
“Transportation is critical to our nation’s competitiveness.  To put it simply, our transportation network is the backbone of our economy, and we must have a strong foundation to support economic growth.” 
“It's been proven time after time: investments in our national infrastructure create jobs and opportunities. Americans can and must build great things – not just in spite of enormous economic challenges but also as the means of overcoming them.” 
"There is no reason why the world's best infrastructure should lie beyond our borders. This is America. We've always had the best infrastructure. This is work that needs to be done."