Senator Bernie Sanders introduces the Rebuild America Act. This legislation aims to target the rebuilding of highways, bridges, transit systems, railroads, airports, dams, levees, drinking water systems, waste water treatment plants, electrical grid, municipal broadband, and even National Parks.
This legislation is enormously important in making our country more efficient, more productive, and safer. But it will also have a profound impact upon our economy and the lives of many, many millions of working people.
While we have seen in recent years an improvement of our economy, the reality is that unemployment in this country remains much, much too high. The real unemployment rate […] is 11.2%. Youth unemployment in this country is at 18%. And African-American youth unemployment is close to 30%. We need to create millions of decent paying jobs, we need to do it soon, and this legislation will do just that.
— Sen. Bernie Sanders