President Obama's Promises for Infrastructure

Protect New Orleans and expand levee system for a category 5 hurricane (Comments)
"When I am president, we will finish building a system of levees that can withstand a 100-year storm by 2011, with the goal of expanding that protection to defend against a Category 5 storm." — 2/7/08, New Orleans

Hire qualified Federal Emergency Management Agency director with a fixed term (Comments)
"He or she will have the highest qualifications in emergency management. And I won't just tell you that I'll insulate that office from politics. I'll guarantee it by giving my FEMA director a fixed term like the director of the Federal Reserve." — 2/7/08, New Orleans

Require New Orleans' rebuilding coordinator to report directly to the President (Comments)
"When I am president, the federal rebuilding coordinator [for the Gulf Coast] will report directly to me, and we will ensure that resources show results." — 2/7/08, New Orleans

Give New Orleans residents first dibs on all local contracts (Comments)
"When I am president, if there is a job that can be done by a New Orleans resident, the contract will go to a resident of New Orleans. And we'll provide tax incentives to businesses that choose to set up shop in the hardest hit areas." — 2/7/08, New Orleans

Invest $60 billion in national infrastructure (Comments)
"I've proposed a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank that will invest $60 billion over 10 years. This will multiply into almost half a trillion dollars of additional infrastructure spending and generate nearly 2 million new jobs — many of them in the construction industry that's been hard hit by the housing crisis we're facing" — 2/24/08, Lorain, Ohio

Invest in rural infrastructure (Comments)
"Obama will invest in the core infrastructure — roads, bridges, locks, dams, water systems and essential air service — that rural communities need." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

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