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  • Members of WA Delegation Call on DOT to Approve Emergency Relief for Severe Storm Damage
    Posted in Press Releases on November 24, 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 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 throughout Washington state from storms that took place November 13th through November 18th. Three people were killed in the severe storms, and many are still dealing with power outage... Read more

  • DelBene Supports Long-Term Transportation Investment
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today voted for a long-term highway funding bill to invest $325 billion on transportation projects for the next six years. “Our nation’s infrastructure is facing a breaking point. An efficient and functioning infrastructure system is critical to our economy,” DelBene said. “I’m glad Congress has finally prioritized funds to fix our crumbling infrastructure and has provided states certainty needed to begin projects. This is a smart investment that will yield g... Read more

  • DelBene Tours Light Rail Station, Calls for Long-Term Transportation Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    SEATTLE – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today toured the nearly-completed light rail station at the University of Washington. Sounds Transit and local officials spoke with Congresswoman DelBene about the importance of federal funding for transportation projects in the region, including the expansion of the East Link light rail system, which will benefit Washington First District commuters. “I’m pleased to see progress being made on this vital project. Too many of our nation’s roads and bri... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Cuts to Critical Investments in America’s Future
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed passage of the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations bill. “I voted against the T-HUD (lack of) funding bill because it slashes critical investments in our roads, rail and ports. It also hurts American families by cutting public housing programs that are critical for low-income families,” DelBene said. “Prioritizing investments to fix our transportation infrastructure and support vulnerable families should be a bipa... Read more

  • DelBene Tours SR 520 Bridge Project, Calls for Stability in Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    MEDINA – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today toured the new SR 520 Bridge project to get an update on progress and traffic issues affecting the Seattle-area. “I’m pleased to see progress being made on this vital project. Too many of our nation’s roads and bridges are in dire need of overdue repair and maintenance,” DelBene said. “Congress needs to prioritize spending to fix our crumbling infrastructure now, before it becomes even more expensive to maintain in the future. I will continue to... Read more

  • 5/20/15
    Posted in eNewsletters on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Dear Friend, As I'm sure you notice every time you drive on roads like I-5, SR 522, or any of our bridges, our nation's transportation infrastructure is at a breaking point. It's time for us to invest in our future economic growth by repairing our crumbling roads and bridges. An accessible and efficient infrastructure is crucial to attracting businesses, creating jobs, and promoting economic growth in Washington's 1st Congressional District. Without viable transportation infrastructure, our man... Read more

  • DelBene: Stop Kicking the Can, Fund Highway Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) voted today for a two-month stop-gap measure so that the Highway Trust Fund does not run out of money ahead of the busy road and bridge construction season. “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,” DelBene said. “Congress needs to prioritize spending to fix our crumbling infrastructure now, before it becomes even more ex... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Crude Tank Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Transportation

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) announcement on final rules for tank cars used to carry crude oil by rail. “The Department of Transportation’s announcement is a long-awaited step, but more must be done to protect our constituents from the dangers associated with moving highly flammable materials through our communities,” DelBene said. “During the past few years, the shipment of crude oil by rail in Washington... Read more

  • 3/31/15
    Posted in eNewsletters on March 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy, Seniors, Veterans, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, Energy, Education, Transportation

    Dear Friend, To get our economy back on track and help Washington’s families and businesses, we need to find responsible, bipartisan solutions to our nation’s fiscal issues. Unfortunately, the Republican budget passed by the House of Representatives last week was neither responsible nor bipartisan. Yesterday, I spoke at an event with Senator Patty Murray about what a responsible, pragmatic budget should look like. I believe we must make smart investments in education, research, clean energy and... Read more

  • DelBene, Larsen Press Army Corps for Clear Path Forward on Skagit GI
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Transportation

    Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02 and Rep. Suzan DelBene, WA-01, today called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve its transparency, communication and financial stewardship of the Skagit General Investigation Study. The Corps District Office in Seattle has applied for more time and asked for more money for the Skagit GI, even as the current study was supposed to conclude in less than three months. “We are calling on your office to act as quickly as possible to determine the cause of the confusi... Read more