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  • WA Lawmakers Urge Federal Funding for Critical Upgrades to Ballard Locks ?
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined Reps. Suzan DelBene, Pramila Jayapal, Adam Smith, Rick Larsen, Dave Reichert, Denny Heck, and Derek Kilmer in a letter to the Trump Administration, urging it to use U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ funding to restore and modernize the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle, more commonly known as the Ballard Locks. The Locks are not only important to public safety and the enviro... Read more

  • National Infrastructure Week 2017
    Posted in eNewsletters on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Dear Friend, This week is National Infrastructure Week. Across the nation, our infrastructure is facing a breaking point. An efficient and functioning infrastructure system is critical to the economy of the Washington's First District. Next Tuesday, we’ll mark the four-year anniversary of the Skagit Bridge collapse. We saw first-hand the impact this had on our local economy. It’s time to prioritize investments that put people back to work fixing our crumbling infrastructure, before it becomes ev... Read more

  • Members of WA Delegation Urge the Army Corps to Carry Out Critical Maintenance Work at Small Ports, Harbors
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Office of Management and Budget to request funding to fulfill critical dredging and maintenance needs at six small ports and harbors in Washington state. Ports and harbors, crucial economic drivers in communities throughout Washington state, require regular upkeep. The Ports of... Read more

  • Members of WA Delegation on Announcement Selecting Alaska Airlines to Offer Flights to Cuba: Would Benefit Local, Regional Communities and Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Representatives Jim McDermott (WA-07), Adam Smith (WA-09), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Denny Heck (WA-10), and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) announcement that Alaska Airlines has been selected as a tentative awardee to provide service between the United States and Havana, Cuba. The flight would originate in Seattle and operate same plane service through Los Ange... Read more

  • Members of Washington Delegation introduce bill to make ports more competitive
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    This week, members of the Washington Delegation, Reps. Dave Reichert, Jim McDermott, Rick Larsen, Derek Kilmer, Denny Heck, Suzan DelBene and Adam Smith introduced H.R. 5417, the bipartisan Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Reform Act, which would ensure the annual funds collected through the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) are used to support our ports and strengthen our region’s global competitiveness. Members of the Washington Delegation released the following statement after introducing the bill. ... Read more

  • National Infrastructure Week
    Posted in eNewsletters on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    Dear Friend, An efficient and functioning infrastructure system is critical to our economy. During this National Infrastructure Week, we should be looking at opportunities for much-needed repairs, maintenance and improvements of our roads, bridges and highways. While we passed a $305 billion transportation bill to improve our nation’s infrastructure, there is still much more work to be done. Modern infrastructure is vital for our country – it promotes commerce, improves quality of life and conne... Read more

  • Reopening U.S. 2
    Posted in eNewsletters on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    Recently, I had the opportunity to stop along US 2 near Stevens Pass, where heavy rains caused hillsides to erode and downed trees damaged bridge guardrails. Read more

  • Full WA Delegation to DOT: WA State Needs Emergency Relief After Severe Storms, Floods
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, and Reps. Jim McDermott, Adam Smith, Rick Larsen, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Dave Reichert, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Suzan DelBene, Derek Kilmer, Denny Heck, and Dan Newhouse sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, urging the Department of Transportation to quickly approve emergency relief funding to repair heavy damage to roadways in Washington state from storms occurring November 30 through December 8. The severe weather caused incid... Read more

  • DelBene Supports Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Export-Import Bank Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today voted for a bipartisan bill to invest $305 billion in transportation projects for the next five years. “Our nation’s infrastructure is facing a breaking point. We saw first-hand how a collapsed bridge in Skagit County impacted our local economies, which is why we must fix our infrastructure now, before it’s more expensive to maintain in the future,” DelBene said. “I’m glad Congress has finally prioritized funds to fix our crumbling infrastructure and pr... Read more

  • After Request from Members of WA Delegation, Federal Government Grants $1 Million in Emergency Relief to Help WA Recover from Severe Storms
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, and Reps. Suzan DelBene, Dave Reichert, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Denny Heck, and Rick Larsen applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved $1 million in emergency funding to repair highways and roads damaged by severe storms that took place November 13th through November 18th. Last week, the members sent a letter (below) to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, urging the DOT to quickly approve emergency ... Read more