U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown used the $15.5 million Youngstown SMAR2T Corridor proposal as an example of a project that would be funded under an overall Senate Democratic plan to rebuild and repair the country’s infrastructure. “Rebuilding American infrastructure will put Ohioans to work on projects like this one,” Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, said Friday. “We can create jobs building the roads, transit and broadband systems that will support our 21st century economy.” The proposal is to initiate a conversation on President Donald Trump’s campaign statements to invest $1 trillion in the nation’s infrastructure. Brown said he knows the Republican president won’t accept the Senate Democrats’ proposal at face value and that there is already resistance from the chamber’s GOP majority to investing in infrastructure.
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