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White House warns about infrastructure inaction

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May 12, 2014
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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx warned Congress Monday that a key federal government fund used to pay for the nation's roads, bridges and ports is running dry and that the economy would be damaged if it is not replenished. (May 12) Video provided by AP


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