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Geithner Pushes Congress to Act on Infrastructure Legislation

October 31, 2011

Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner today urged Congress to pass infrastructure provisions in the president’s jobs package and called infrastructure “critical” to the U.S. economy’s future.

“Next week, Congress has a critical opportunity to move on measures in the American Jobs Act that will put construction workers on the job fixing our roads, rails, bridges, airports and public transportation,” Geithner said. “But the care and modernization of our infrastructure -- one of the most basic roles of government -- is about more than planes, trains and automobiles.”

He said modernizing infrastructure will “keep our economy running at its full potential.” His comment follow a tour of Corning Inc.’s manufacturing facility in Wilmington, N.C. He is in North Carolina today to promote President Barack Obama’s jobs plan.

--Editors: Kevin Costelloe,

To contact the reporters on this story: Cheyenne Hopkins at Chopkins19@bloomberg.net;

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Wellisz at cwellisz@bloomberg.net


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