The Ryan budget once again undermines America’s long-term economic future by cutting essential infrastructure programs that support job growth, trade, and the efficient movement of people and goods. The proposed cuts from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) to the Highway Trust Fund would mean the loss of 186,000 heavy construction and related jobs next year alone. President Barack Obama’s budget calls for approximately $170 billion more for highway and transit programs over the next four years—backed by new revenue from comprehensive tax reform—when compared to the Ryan budget.
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Kevin DeGood is the Director of Infrastructure Policy at the Center for American Progress.