State of the Union: Obama expected to underscore infrastructure

01/24/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

President Barack Obama is likely to push for more infrastructure investment in his State of the Union address tonight. The president has championed public works as a means to economic recovery, but it is uncertain whether lawmakers will support infrastructure spending this year. Even as some states have rejected federal funds to build high-speed rail, Obama is expected to underline that infrastructure investment is about long-term economic competitiveness.

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