WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the deteriorating state of Washington’s Metro subway system “is just one more example of the under-investments that have been made” in the nation’s infrastructure.
Obama said during a White House news conference on Friday that investing in infrastructure “is not and should not be partisan.” He says it’s an issue this year’s presidential candidates should address.
He says there are bridges, roads, airports and pipes around the country that are being neglected, and the problem is fixable.
Obama says the Republican-controlled Congress has been resistant to really taking on this problem in a serious way.
Watch Obama’s full speech in the video above.