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  • Herrera Beutler’s Columbia River Infrastructure Projects Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Our Economy, Transportation

    This week, the president signed into law the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) that included a Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler-authored provision to construct a turning basin navigation improvement project in the Columbia River. Herrera Beutler’s provision will authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct the necessary feasibility study of establishing a turning basin on the Lower Martin Bar near Kalama, as well as the improvement of two turning basins near Longview and... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Presses for Addition of “Commuter Representatives” to I-5 Bridge Replacement Process
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today formally called on I-5 bridge replacement project leaders to extend a December 18 deadline for applications to its advisory groups and create “commuter representative” positions to ensure the project meets the needs of the people who will actually use the bridge on a regular basis. In a letter to Washington State Department of Transportation Secretary Roger Millar and Interstate Bridge Replacement Project Administrator Greg Johnson, Herrera Beutl... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Secures Funding for Pioneer Street Extension Project to Serve City of Ridgefield
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Our Economy, Transportation

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today lauded an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that the City of Ridgefield will be receiving a $5,812,000 grant for critical infrastructure upgrades. From her position as a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler fought to secure critical funding which is now being awarded through the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant to the city of Ridgefield. Herrera Beut... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Secures Federal Funding for Hood River Bridge Replacement Project
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today applauded an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that the Port of Hood River Project will be receiving a $5 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant for design work to rebuild the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge. As a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler helped secure funding for this BUILD grant, which will be used to fund engineering and ot... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Outlines Key Steps for Successful I-5 Bridge Project
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler sent a letter to newly-selected Interstate Bridge Replacement Project Administrator Greg Johnson pledging her support for an I-5 bridge project that meets Southwest Washington’s needs and benefits the thousands of residents who commute and live on both sides of the Columbia River. “Replacing the bridge must be a cooperative effort between Washington state and Oregon, and while I am pleased with the progress made to date, I urge you to be mindful to enga... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Secures Key Columbia River Infrastructure Projects in House-Passed Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Our Economy, Transportation

    The Columbia River is closer to getting a vital turning basin navigation improvement project, thanks to a Congresswoman Herrera Beutler-authored provision in yesterday’s House-passed Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA). Herrera Beutler’s provision in the House WRDA bill sets in motion the establishment of a turning basin on the Columbia River near Kalama, known as the Lower Martin Bar, and the improvement of two turning basins near Longview and Vancouver. The addition of the turning b... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Applauds COVID-19 Funding for Clark County Transportation System
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded an announcement by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of a $15,817,139 grant awarded to Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area (C-TRAN) that will pay for operating, administrative, and preventative maintenance costs to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler helped secure this funding in the CARES Act, which will also include maintenance of transit buses, i... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Applauds COVID-19 Funding for Longview Transportation System
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Transportation

    Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded an announcement by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of a $3,585,637 grant awarded to the City of Longview that will pay for operating, administrative, and preventative maintenance costs to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler helped secure this funding in the CARES Act, which will also include maintenance of transit buses, including sanitizing, modifications fo... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Helps Secure Federal Grant to Improve Bus Service for Longview Residents
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement yesterday that it was awarding a $1.5 million Bus and Bus Facilities grant to the city of Longview following the congresswoman’s support. In addition to helping secure funding for this grant program as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler specifically advocated for the city’s request for federal funds to replace the four oldest buses in the RiverCities Transit fleet. Read more

  • Reps. Herrera Beutler, Higgins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Emergency Response to Oil Train Accidents
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Brian Higgins (D-NY) introduced the Fire Department Proper Response and Equipment Prioritization Act (FD PREP Act) today to better equip firefighters to respond to oil train accidents. The FD PREP Act would direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to categorize hazmat operations, training, and equipment acquisition relating to crude oil and ethanol rail traffic as “high priority” within its Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. Read more