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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 2:58 pm | Updated: 11:40 am, Tue Mar 18, 2014.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., will be in Washington, Mo. Tuesday to call for upgrading the region’s roads, bridges, and critical infrastructure.

McCaskill says this would boost jobs and business opportunities.

The “McCaskill on Main Street” tour is bringing the senator to communities across the state this week, where she is hearing ideas and concerns from constituents, answering questions and giving a firsthand update about her ongoing work in the Senate to boost jobs.

Tuesday’s event will take place at 9 a.m. at James W. Rennick Riverfront Park.

McCaskill will call for passage of bipartisan legislation she recently backed to upgrade critical infrastructure and discuss the need for new, creative ideas for investing in roads, bridges and other public infrastructure.

McCaskill has worked with Republican colleagues including U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, to write the Federal Permitting Improvement Act to cut through federal red tape and expedite job-creating infrastructure projects.

McCaskill has also joined with a bipartisan group of senators, including U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to introduce two innovative infrastructure proposals: the Building and Renewing Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment (BRIDGE) Act and the Partnership to Build America Act, both of which would provide hundreds of billions of dollars in loans and loan guarantees for infrastructure projects without the use of federal tax dollars.

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