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Statement By Congressman Higgins on State Infrastructure Plan

Dec 8, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in response to Governor Cuomo’s budget plan:  

"One of the best ways to reduce debt and deficit is to create jobs and Governor Cuomo's infrastructure plan demonstrates he clearly gets it.  The idea is as old as Lincoln; he called them 'land improvements.'
"Under the Governor's proposal we put more people to work faster, building through roads and bridges, a solid foundation for our economic future.  Our workforce is skilled, hard-working and ready for the job.
"For Western New Yorkers, the Governor's personal message highlighting the need for work at the Peace Bridge is welcome support for this long overdue project, critical to our region's economy.  
"There is no better time than now to be making infrastructure investments.  There is a great deal of work to be done and Western New Yorkers need the work."