"I Want Us to Be First"‏....


"I Want Us to Be First"

We can't waste any more time when it comes to rebuilding our roads and bridges. Yesterday, at the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, New York, the President explained why:

One study recently found that over time, we've fallen to 19th place when it comes to the quality of our infrastructure -- 19th place. I don't know about you, but I don't like America being 19th. I don't like America being second. I want us to be first when it comes to infrastructure around the world, because businesses are going to come where there's good infrastructure to move businesses, move people, move services.

Learn more about the state of our infrastructure -- and what's at stake if we don't fix it.

Find out why we need to rebuild our infrastructure.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on infrastructure near the Tappan Zee Bridge, at the Washington Irving Boat Club in Tarrytown, New York, May 14, 2014. Construction on the new Tappan Zee bridge can be seen adjacent to the current bridge. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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9:40 AM: The President and First Lady tour the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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