Politico Playbook author Mike Allen predicts that in the next administration, there will be “a big push for infrastructure spending and it will succeed.” Even in the current political environment, improving America's infrastructure is one issue that can generate bipartisan progress.
Monday’s Politico Playbook led with an interesting thought: even in the current, historically fractured political environment, one issue that can and should be able to generate some bipartisan progress is improving America’s infrastructure.
Playbook author Mike Allen predicts that in the next administration, there will be “a big push for infrastructure spending and it will succeed.” Allen further speculates that this attention will go “way beyond the normal road-building—deep into ports, deep into airports, just a massive national effort to build, rebuild, refurbish infrastructure.”
It’s not every day that an idea both makes good sense and makes good political sense, but amen to what Allen is peddling here. It’s also something that U.S. Travel has been talking about for a long time: pro-travel measure after pro-travel measure after pro-travel measure that has come before Congress has received a remarkable level of bipartisan support.
We’ll all be better off if Allen’s infrastructure prediction comes true. He nailed it—let’s hope the next occupant of the White House, no matter who it might be, follows suit.