"Tonight, I propose a “Fix-It-First” program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs," the president told Congress in his State of the Union address, like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country."

He added, "And to make sure taxpayers don’t shoulder the whole burden, I’m also proposing a Partnership to Rebuild America that attracts private capital to upgrade what our businesses need most: modern ports to move our goods; modern pipelines to withstand a storm; modern schools worthy of our children. Let’s prove that there is no better place to do business than the United States of America."