VIEWS FROM THE CONGRESS

In this article Sen. Bob Graham, Committee on Environment and Public Works, discusses why the federal government must be involved in infrastructure financing, along with state and local governments. He suggests four principles to guide that discussion: (1) The management and financing of the primary components of the nation's infrastructure should be assigned to a single level of government. (2) The responsible government should be state or local for most components of the nation's infrastructure. (3) To help state and local governments carry out those responsibilities, the federal government should be the primary financer of health care and income maintenance programs. (4) The federal government should continue to have a major role in financing maintenance of federally provided infrastructure. Also, Rep. Bob Carr, Chairman, Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, discusses how his committee has applied distributional strategies to determine an economic rate of return on a public investment in transportation infrastructure.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

    800 K Street, NW, South Building, Suite 450
    Washington, DC  United States  20575
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 17-19
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00667906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1994 12:00AM