By Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), October 21, 2013
The global marketplace is becoming increasingly competitive, making it more difficult for the United States to stay on top. According to the World Economic Forum, in just a few years, we have fallen from having the most competitive economy in the world to having the fifth.
America must protect any economic advantages it has. During the last 150 years, transformative infrastructure accomplishments, such as the Transcontinental Railroad, the Panama Canal and the Interstate Highway System, have given us a tremendous economic edge.