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  • DelBene Delivers Historic $605M for WA Bridges through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced the first round of investments to repair Washington bridges under the bipartisan infrastructure law that she helped pass. Washington state will receive $121 million for bridge improvements for Fiscal Year 2022, which is part of the $605.1 million total investment over the next five years through the Federal Highway Administration’s Bridge Formula Program. Last summer, DelBene held a press conference at the U.S. 2 Trestle to draw attention to t... Read more

  • DelBene Helps Secure $22.1 Million for Granite Falls Bridge Replacement
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that with her support Snohomish County was awarded a $22.1 million grant to replace the Granite Falls Bridge #102 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The Granite Falls Bridge #102 is an essential part of the roadways that serve the communities of Granite Falls, Verlot, Robe Valley, and Silverton in Snohomish County. The bridge replacement will expand recreation and tourism by providing direct access to the Mount Baker-Snoqualmi... Read more

  • Congress Passes Transformational Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Transportation

    Today, the House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) with the support of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01). This bipartisan legislation makes critical investments in infrastructure across the country to address deteriorating roads and bridges, achieve universal broadband, modernize public transit, and tackle climate change. “Addressing our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and helping create good-paying union jobs is a top priority for Democrats and... Read more

  • Going Big on Climate
    Posted in eNewsletters on October 10, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology, Transportation

    Dear friend, This year, we have seen record-setting heatwaves and wildfires in the Pacific Northwest that have threatened our local economy and unique way of life. We are running out of time in our fight against climate change, and we must take bold action to reduce carbon emissions and avoid irreversible damage to our planet. I was honored to welcome White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory to Washington state earlier this week to meet with local leaders and discuss wha... Read more

  • KUOW: Officials demand answers after apparent sabotage of oil train
    Posted in In the News on September 17, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy, Transportation

    Some legislators are calling for action in the wake of a federal report on the apparent sabotage of an oil train north of Bellingham last year. That train derailed and caught fire after it split apart, then slammed into itself. A Federal Railroad Administration investigation published last week found that the train’s brakes and couplers had apparently been tampered with. Democratic Congresswoman Suzan DelBene says she’s demanding answers from BNSF Railway. “This impacts all of our communities w... Read more

  • Infrastructure Means Jobs and Long-Term Growth for Our Community
    Posted in eNewsletters on July 3, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Dear friend, As we begin rebuilding our economy and middle class after the pandemic, I am fighting for critical infrastructure projects in our community that will make our day-to-day lives easier and create good-paying jobs. This week, the House took an important step towards reimagining our nation’s roads, bridges, rail, transit, and water infrastructure by passing the INVEST in America Act and sending it to the Senate. This package would invest over $715 billion over five years into long-over... Read more

  • Infrastructure is calling
    Posted in eNewsletters on June 5, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    Dear friend, Our state has 416 bridges and over 5,400 miles of highway that are in poor condition. This is indicative of a larger infrastructure crisis around the country with crumbling roads, bridges, airports, and railways. We rely on these structures every day to commute to work, get our kids to school, and live our lives. This is unacceptable and it is time for Congress to make a historic investment in our infrastructure that will help get Americans back to work and rebuild our local econom... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Infrastructure Tour Across First District
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene announced the start of an infrastructure tour of the first congressional district to get a firsthand look at local projects that could help drive economic growth and support good-paying jobs in the region. She plans to visit project sites across the first congressional district over the next year. The first three stops of DelBene’s tour will occur this Wednesday in Snohomish and King counties. “There are many roads, rails, bridges and tunnels across Washington ... Read more

  • As Tourism Season Approaches, Washington Lawmakers Request More Bomb-Sniffing Dogs for Sea-Tac
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and Representatives Rick Larsen (D-WA), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Adam Smith (D-WA), Denny Heck (D-WA), Dave Reichert (R-WA), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske requesting five temporary passenger screening canine team... Read more

  • 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