John Oliver eviscerates Congress over America's crumbling infrastructure

"The lack of political urgency on this is insane"

By Sarah Gray

Published March 2, 2015 2:12PM (EST)


John Oliver tackled the terrifying topic of America's crumbling infrastructure on Sunday's "Last Week Tonight." Given the amount of time and passion Oliver put into the subject -- a 21-minute-long impassioned speech -- you'd wish Congress was anywhere close to fixing our aging bridges, dams and roadways. They're not. According to Oliver, Congress isn't even close to agreeing on how to fund the soon to be insolvent Highway Trust Fund. Watch below to learn more:

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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