The Rebuild America Act Would Revive the American Dream

Washington, DC – The Campaign for America’s Future’s Robert L. Borosage commends Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Rep. Bruce Braley’s leadership in introducing a bill to restore the Middle Class in America: the Rebuild America Act.

Statement from Robert L. Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future:

“The Rebuild America Act offers strong medicine for what ails America – and a stunning rebuke both to those who say we can’t afford to invest in our future and to those who would cut vital investments to the bone.”

“The Rebuild America Act is common sense,” said Borosage. “If we want to rebuild the American middle class and revive the American Dream, we have to invest in areas vital to our future – a modern infrastructure, modernizing our schools, investing in education and training for 21st century jobs. And we have to be serious about a national manufacturing strategy so we make things in America once more. And, as the Rebuild America Act demonstrates; we can afford to do this, with sensible and fair tax reform.

“This common sense approach to investing in the future for our country would help us revive opportunity and the core American promise –the idea that any kid willing to work will have the opportunity to grow up and make it in America.”

Rep. DeLauro and Rep. Braley’s bill, which was introduced today, is a companion to a Senate Rebuild America Act introduced in March by Sen. Tom Harkin.