Transportation & Infrastructure
Michigan’s infrastructure – from the airports and waterways to rails and roads – fuels our economic development and is vital to our growth. Deteriorating infrastructure hinders our ability to compete in an increasingly global marketplace. We can no longer put off sound investment in this critical network, which requires leadership and investment from all levels of government.
It is well known that Michigan put the world on wheels; however, Michigan is also home to the linchpin of the North American industrial economy, the Soo Locks. An extended, unscheduled closure of this single lock would have devastating effects felt across the country. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must work with Congress and local stakeholders to build a replacement lock. I am committed to working with the Corps and my colleagues in Congress to bring this vital project to fruition.
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Moolenaar, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, said the nutrition-related legislation seeks to attract long-term investment in a low-income urban area that has long been under-served by chain grocery stores that sell fresh fruit and vegetables.
Congressman John Moolenaar said, "I think it's important the FAA make a decision and make it soon because people throughout our region would benefit from that. The capital-to-capital transportation, it' served our community very well and we hope they get their job done."
“Today’s business leaders are thirsty for a technology infrastructure that allows them to be competitive in a global marketplace,” Moolenaar said. “AT&T’s collaboration with federal, state and local leaders helps ensure companies can be productive on day one of their operations — giving any community ready to make that happen a leg up with site selectors and CEOs. It’s a pleasure to see this happening right here in Saginaw County.”