President Donald Trump recently unveiled a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan.
Fischer says she has long been an advocate to improve the nation’s roads, bridges, and sewers. She says the Trump plan has a lot to offer, especially for rural America.
“There’s flexibility in it that would allow for decisions to be made at the state level which I am totally supportive of,” Fischer tells reporters at a news conference. “I think those decisions on projects, on priorities need to be made at the state level.”
Fischer says states like Nebraska could leverage federal funds to expand broad band to rural areas.
“Besides our roads and bridges that are obviously important to a state like Nebraska with the vastness that we have here in our beautiful state, we also need to look to the future and the importance of broad band all across the state,” Fischer says.
The president’s plan offers flexibility to the states, because it demands a lot from the states. It proposes to spend $1.5 trillion on the nation’s infrastructure over a 10-year period through the leverage of $200 billion in federal funding.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:50]