Infrastructure a focal point in Obama's speech

President Barack Obama proposed a long list of economic initiatives in his State of the Union address, including a $50 billion program called "Fix-It-First" for the urgent fixes to nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the U.S. "I’m also proposing a Partnership to Rebuild America that attracts private capital to upgrade what our businesses need most: modern ports to move our goods; modern pipelines to withstand a storm; modern schools worthy of our children," Obama said.

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