Udall open to adding more money for infrastructure
DENVER ” U.S. Sen. Mark Udall says he’s open to adding more money for infrastructure projects to the Senate version of the stimulus package.
Udall said Saturday that he was inclined to have more dollars set aside for construction work to help create jobs. However, he said he would have to weigh any increases against what other projects would have to be cut from the $900 billion proposal.
He made the remarks after visiting a bridge over Interstate 25 in Denver that’s in line to be replaced with federal stimulus money.
Currently, the House and Senate versions of the stimulus plan would provide Colorado with about $400 million for road and highway projects and another $100 million for transit. The Senate will debate the bill next week.