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Hoffa: Teamsters Urging Bipartisan Effort to Fix Roads, Bridges

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By    |   Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 08:39 AM

The Teamsters union is pushing a bipartisan effort to repair America's crumbling infrastructure and get the country back on top, the group's president James P. Hoffa, tells Newsmax TV.

"There's no Republican bridge, there's no Democratic bridge, there's an American bridge," Hoffa said Wednesday on "The Hard Line." "We've got to get our bridges fixed. We've got to get our roads fixed. We've got to start working together if this country's going to be great again."

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The initiative, called Let's Get America Working, calls for infrastructure repairs that will create jobs, but also aid businesses in getting their goods to port, Hoffa told host Ed Berliner.

The effort has the backing of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and former Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.

"This is basically to repair infrastructure. We're going to need a bipartisan Congress to do that," Hoffa said. "Really, it'll cost billions of dollars. … And it can't be done with these short fixes.

European countries invest in high-speed trains, "and here we're bumping along with our trains running off the tracks," Hoffa said. "We've got to change the way we do business and make sure that we're the No. 1 country in the world with regard to our infrastructure."

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