Transportation

U.S. House Approves Columbia and Cowlitz River Infrastructure Projects

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The U.S. House of Representatives this week approved a yearly spending plan which included two Southwest Washington community funding priorities Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler secured through her position on the House Appropriations Committee, including sediment monitoring of the Lower Cowlitz River and a turning basin navigation improvement project on the Columbia River. “The U.S.…

Herrera Beutler Secures Key Committee Approval for Longview’s Columbia Heights Road Improvement

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today announced she secured $5.5 million to fund the Columbia Heights Road Reconstruction Project in a spending plan advanced by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. The project is supported by the City of Longview. As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler advocated for the inclusion of this community-requested priority…

Jaime Herrera Beutler Secures Key Committee Approval for Columbia and Cowlitz River Infrastructure Projects

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today she has secured key federal funding for infrastructure projects on the Columbia and Cowlitz Rivers in a spending plan advanced by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler advocated for the inclusion of two Southwest Washington community funding priorities in the FY23…

Herrera Beutler to I-5 Replacement Administrator: Southwest Washington Has Repeatedly Rejected Light Rail, Look to Other Transit Options

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today sent a letter to Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Administrator Greg Johnson reiterating Southwest Washington’s repeated rejection of light rail and proposing transit alternatives for the I-5 bridge replacement project. Herrera Beutler’s letter follows reports of transportation officials moving toward light rail as the preferred transit…

Herrera Beutler to Inslee: Don’t Give Oregonians Long Term Care Tax Relief Unless Oregon Cancels Tolling Scheme Targeting Southwest Washington Commuters

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today sent a letter to Governor Jay Inslee urging him to stand up for Southwest Washington commuters by refusing to delay the WA Cares revenue collection for Oregon residents until Oregon leaders cancel their plans to target Washington residents with a commuter tax on the I-5 and I-205 bridges. The full text of the letter follows, and a PDF is…

Herrera Beutler Secures Federal Funds for Port of Longview Industrial Rail Expansion Project

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today applauded news that the Port of Longview had secured a $16 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation which will help complete the Port’s Industrial Rail Corridor Expansion (IRCE). The project will increase the Port of Longview’s cargo capacity to meet…

Herrera Beutler to Inslee: Follow Example of New Jersey Governor Standing Up for New Jersey Commuters

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today sent a letter to Governor Jay Inslee highlighting the example set by New Jersey’s Democrat Governor who has pledged to block New York’s congestion pricing plan that would unfairly charge his state’s commuters for using existing infrastructure, and asking Inslee to do the same.   In a July 2018 visit to Vancouver, Governor Inslee pledged that…

Herrera Beutler Highlights Mounting Concerns from Vancouver City Council Over Oregon’s Tolling Scheme

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today sent a letter to the head of the Oregon Department of Transportation echoing growing concerns – vocalized in a recent Vancouver City Council meeting by elected officials – over Oregon’s congestion pricing scheme that would disproportionately harm Southwest Washington commuters. In Herrera Beutler’s letter to Oregon Department of Transportation…

Herrera Beutler Secures Federal Funding for Infrastructure Projects on the Columbia and Cowlitz Rivers

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) announced today that she secured key federal funding for infrastructure projects on the Columbia and Cowlitz Rivers in a spending plan advanced by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. The FY22 Energy and Water Subcommittee Appropriations bill included two Southwest Washington community funding priorities: sediment monitoring of the Lower…

Herrera Beutler’s Columbia River Infrastructure Projects Signed into Law

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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…