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  • 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

  • DelBene Applauds Expansion of Preclearance with Canada
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Immigration, Transportation

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today attended the signing of a pre-clearance agreement between the United States and Canada. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Canadian Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney were the signatories of the agreement. DelBene applauded the agreement, which over time will have far-reaching economic benefits for Washington’s First District. The deal sets the stage to reduce congestion and border-crossing wait-times. “The commerce and tourism ... Read more

  • $35 Million in Federal Funding Secured to Rebuild SR 530
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that Washington state will be the recipient of $35 million in federal funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief (ER) program. The funding may be awarded to repair or reconstruct Federal-aid highways and roads that have suffered serious damage as a result of natural disasters or catastrophic failures. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene issued the following statement: “I have driven across State Route 530 many times in recen... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on $440,000 for Kenmore Navigation Channel in Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2014 released today includes $440,000 to help continue progress on Kenmore’s project to conduct maintenance dredging of the City’s Navigation Channel. A significant amount of local commerce and local businesses depend on Kenmore’s Navigation Channel to move goods and supplies by barge. Without regular maintenance to the channel, transportation networks that depend on the channel are disrupted, and the transportation costs go up. Congres... Read more

  • Bellingham airport gets federal cash for de-icing
    Posted in In the News on August 29, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    BELLINGHAM - Bellingham International Airport is receiving two federal grants totaling about $1.1 million to upgrade the aircraft de-icing facility and to fix an apron used by private aircraft.The de-icing project is meant to enable crews to handle more aircraft quickly during the winter, at a cost of $500,000. A second grant of $655,000 will help rehabilitate a general aviation apron that has reaching the end of its useful life.Port of Bellingham Aviation Director Dan Zenk said the port had bee... Read more

  • DelBene & Larsen announce $1 million in Federal Money for Bellingham Airport to Upgrade Winter Operations for Travelers and General Aviation Apron
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    BOTHELL - Rep. Suzan DelBene, WA-01, and Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today announced that the Port of Bellingham will receive two grants totaling approximately $1.1 million to support the expansion and upgrade of Bellingham International Airport’s existing de-icing facility and the rehabilitation of an existing general aviation apron.A grant of $500,000 that was awarded for the de-icing facility will help the airport better support more flights and planes during the cold and snow-filled winter mont... Read more

  • Northwest Washington Delegation Announces $15.6 Million for Skagit River Bridge Repairs
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    Today, members of the Washington delegation announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will make available $15.6 million in emergency funds to support repairs to the I-5 Skagit River Bridge.Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Patty Murray (D-WA), and U.S. Representatives Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that the USDOT Emergency Relief funds will be used to support the temporary and permanent replacement of the bridge, which collapsed on May 23.The USDOT Emerg... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Border Fee
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene introduced bipartisan legislation today to stop the creation of a land border crossing fee.Last month, the Department of Homeland Security included in its Fiscal Year 2014 budget request legislative language to authorize a study assessing the feasibility of charging admission for travelers coming into the United States at land crossings. “The commerce and tourism that comes with sharing a Northern border is a critical factor in maintaining a vibrant economy in Whatco... Read more