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Klobuchar to sponsor jobs bill proposal focusing on infrastructure

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
  •  $27 billion to rebuild roads and bridges;
  •  $9 billion to repair transit systems;
  •  $5 billion for projects selected through a competitive grant program;
  •  $4 billion for construction of the high-speed rail network;
  •  $2 billion to improve airport facilities;
  •  $1 billion for a “NextGen” air traffic control system;
  •  $10 billion to launch the infrastructure bank, which would pool public and private money for future infrastructure projects.

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Comments (6)

  1. Submitted by Ron Gotzman on 10/21/2011 - 09:53 pm.

    Amy, how are you doing on those campaign promises from your last election?

  2. Submitted by Marcia Brekke on 10/22/2011 - 08:44 am.

    Interesting how Repubs taunt Democrat office holders about the lack of progress in getting things done in the legislature, when it’s their people who are blocking the efforts.

  3. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 10/22/2011 - 10:41 am.

    Could you be more specific?

  4. Submitted by Rebecca Hoover on 10/22/2011 - 12:56 pm.

    It is so, so wonderful that Amy Klobuchar is suddenly interested in jobs and the infrastructure now that the election is around the corner. Humm, I wonder how long her interest will last after the election is over.

    I recall that Amy Klobuchar also conveniently displayed an interest in seniors and health care before past elections. Then, for example, after the last election was over, Amy said “we are no rush to pass a health care bill”. No kidding, the number uninsured rises everyday and the lousy bill passed by Amy Klobuchar and other Democrats shows that the real truth from Amy Klobuchar came after the election. She really was in no rush to pass a decent health care bill — we are still waiting.

    I suspect that Amy Klobuchar’s interest in jobs will fade as fast as her interest in health care and seniors. There’s nothing like a show of concern at election time and then a do-nothing attitude afterwards. That’s politics and Amy Klobuchar is quite masterful at putting on a show.

  5. Submitted by Jack Shepard on 10/23/2011 - 12:08 pm.

    Fun I start running against Amy Klobucharin the DFL August 14, 2012 Minnesota U.S. Senate Primary and my first YouTube video is about Senator Klobuchar has not done anything to create 1 job in Minnesota.

    Then Sen. Klobuchar comes up with all this for the Political Campaign.

    I ask my fellow Minnesotans what Sen. Klobuchar has been doing for Minnesota jobs the last 5 years. Please view

  6. Submitted by Eric Ferguson on 10/24/2011 - 11:57 am.

    This is rich. Klobuchar is being accused of voting to save or create millions of jobs in the Recovery Act, and she’s accused of not doing anything to create jobs.

    In the space of about eight inches on my screen.

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