FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2011, file photo President Barack Obama speaks on the Washington side of the Key Bridge to urge Congress to pass the infrastructure piece of the American Jobs Act

 

              FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2011, file photo President Barack Obama speaks on the Washington side of the Key Bridge to urge Congress to pass the infrastructure piece of the American Jobs Act
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2011, file photo President Barack Obama speaks on the Washington side of the Key Bridge to urge Congress to pass the infrastructure piece of the American Jobs Act. Obama has favored stimulus-style infrastructure spending plans, talking up highway, bridge and rail repairs as job creators, and pushed for innovations like high-speed rail and a national infrastructure bank to finance projects with the help of private capital. But just repairing all the breakdowns and potholes of America's infrastructure would cost tens of billions more than we’re currently spending each year. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)