Politics & Government
1:38 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Hagan, Burr Divided on Infrastructure Bill

North Carolina's Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is calling on Congress to pass another piece of President Obama's jobs bill. The president divided his first proposal into pieces after it failed to get the 60 votes needed in the Senate. The first piece was also voted down last month. Mr. Obama urged lawmakers to pass the second part earlier today. It's a $50 billion proposal that would go toward infrastructure projects. Hagan says the investment would support businesses in North Carolina.

Sen. Kay Hagan: "We need to make sure that those businesses have the roads to access their plants and factories, airport runways to export their goods and broadband Internet to keep pace with a 24-7 global economy."
In a statement, Republican Senator Richard Burr says the president's jobs proposals are short-term stimulus packages that won't work. Burr says tax reform legislation would be more likely to stimulate the lagging economy.