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Obama to ask Congress for cash for roads, bridges

1 year ago May 14, 2014 May 14, 2014 Wednesday, May 14 2014 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 1:07:12 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is heading to a crumbling Hudson River bridge to try to pressure Congress into giving America's roads, bridges and ports an infusion of cash.

The Tappan Zee Bridge outside New York City is in dire need of replacement nearly six decades after being built. When he visits the bridge Wednesday, Obama will call on lawmakers to back his plan to keep the nation's infrastructure from falling apart. He'll also promote efforts to cut red tape and delays in permitting.

Wednesday night Obama will headline a pair of high-dollar fundraisers for Democrats.

He will spend the night in Manhattan before attending Thursday's dedication of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.

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