We do need to repair our 69,000 deficient bridges, but we don't have to choose between being safe when we walk or being safe when we drive over a bridge. Anyone who tells you otherwise has their own agenda; an agenda that has very little to do with actually repairing our bridges.
It's time for serious proposals from Congress to fix our crumbling bridges and infrastructure, rather than eliminating critical safety funding for people walking or biking in the name of grabbing a few extra pennies for our bridges.
Thankfully, Senator Paul’s amendment was rejected on the floor of the Senate on November 1. Write or call your Senators and tell them "thank you," or express your disappointment at how they voted on Senator Paul’s amendment and urge them to support safety for everyone in the future.
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