US Sens. Blumenthal, Murphy call for infrastructure spending

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are calling for major federal spending on roads, bridges, highways, rails, ports, and public transportation.

The Democrats are planning to join with construction workers and businesses Monday to highlight the kinds of jobs they say will help support families.

The press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the closed Route 2 off-ramp to downtown Hartford.

Donald Trump has called infrastructure investment a priority for his administration, but Blumenthal and Murphy faulted the Republican president-elect, saying the plans he has proposed so far include corporate welfare tax breaks to private-sector investors without guaranteeing any public benefit.

Earlier Monday, Blumenthal and Murphy plan to join local officials for a downtown walking tour of New Britain to discuss top transportation infrastructure priorities for the city.

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