Obama to pitch infrastructure investment in Miami

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 10:46 hrs

A senior administration official says President Barack Obama will press Congress to pass new tax incentives and other flexibility measures aimed at attracting more private sector investment to infrastructure projects around the country.

The president will flesh out the details of his proposals during a speech Friday at a Miami port that is undergoing $2 billion in upgrades, paid for by public and private funds. In his quick trip to South Florida, Obama will try to show the public that the economy remains his top priority in the midst of high-profile campaigns on immigration reform and gun control.

The administration official requested anonymity because the president's proposals had not been announced.

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