Trumka: Need for infrastructure spending 'a no-brainer'

Leaders of the AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce made the case Sunday for more infrastructure spending.

Speaking on ABC’s This Week, Tom Donohue, the Chamber’s president and CEO, and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka — representing business and labor respectively — said Washington needs to make rebuilding the nation’s crumbling infrastructure a priority. 

“We can’t be competitive in a global economy unless we have infrastructure that allows us to be competitive,” Trumka said. “This is really a no-brainer.”

The Chamber and the AFL-CIO are strange political bedfellows regarding infrastructure since they often oppose each other on several other issues.

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