U.S. Senator (D-Minn.)
U.S. Senator (D-Minn.)
We want to be a country that makes stuff again, invents things, exports to the world. This means training our own students and making sure we’re investing in STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] and that we are making it easy for high school kids to get the degrees they need.
If we want to be the country that exports to the world, we’ve got to be able to bring our goods to market. If the market is no longer just the United States of America and no longer just Canada and Mexico, we’re going to [need] a barge system that works. We are going to have to have rail that works. We’re going to have to have good highways and roads that are safe. We’re going to have to have ports that work, airports that work. It’s really an interesting way to see transportation as part of that bigger picture.
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