His opponent Kevin Wade says with $16 trillion in debt, we can't afford to improve our infrastructure.
"We won't be able to pay for infrastructure if we have to borrow 40 cents of every dollar. It can't continue. Never before in this nation's history has one generation deprived the next generation of a good American life," says Wade.
Congressional candidates for Delaware's House seat also debated the same issue.
Republican candidate Tom Kovach says government definitely plays a role in directing some short-term resources to infrastructure improvement.
"It can indeed take the pressure off the job market to improve our infrastructure. It improves the quality of life; it puts people temporarily back to work till the jobs sector and the climate recovers