Cabinet Members Testify on Infrastructure Needs

Cindy Zimmerman

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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and four other cabinet members testified this week before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing entitled “Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: Administration Perspectives.” Secretary Perdue was joined by Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, and Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

Perdue stressed the need for improved transportation infrastructure for roads, railways and waterways, but he also noted the importance of broadband internet access. “Today the high-speed internet is that interstate highway of the 21st century. And we need a ubiquitous highspeed internet system across this country not only for the farm steads and the rural towns but the fields of America,” said Perdue.

USDA secretary Sonny Perdue infrastructure testimony
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