Over 54,000 of bridges in the U.S. are considered “structurally deficient” according to data from the Department of Transportation. That’s not the only area where America’s infrastructure is lacking; according to the 2017 American Society of Civil Engineers report card, overall infrastructure gets a D+. Infrastructure holds the country together, including not just roads, railways, planes and local transit, but also your water system, waste management, electricity and broadband. Reps. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) and Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) are members of the infrastructure working group on the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus. They sit down with Soledad O’Brien to discuss the need for more federal dollars, ways to streamline projects and why they believe Americans are willing to pay more for better infrastructure.

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