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Tour pushing renewal of the highway trust fund stops in Cleveland
"Getting Schooled in Infrastructure" bus tour was started to urge Congress to pass a new bill that would fund the country's highway and bridge damages 
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The “Getting Schooled in Infrastructure” bus tour stopped in Cleveland today on its nationwide trip across the country to convince Congress to pass a long-term, full-investment highway bill.

Elected officials joined union members and contractors at Rocky River Bridge this afternoon.

Tony Liberatore, business manager for the union’s Local 860, says laborers are doing their part and it's time for Congress to do there’s. 

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“We need Congress to come to the table and to provide the dollars necessary to maintain our highways, utilities and infrastructure that’s necessary to keep Ohio on the move and to keep commerce, keep business going and to provide us with safe and efficient utilities.”

Some republicans in Congress, led by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, say they want to extend highway funding but it should be offset by other cuts. 

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