U.S. House Approves Columbia and Cowlitz River Infrastructure Projects
Yearly Appropriations spending plan includes Southwest Washington community funding priorities secured by Herrera Beutler
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. House this week advanced top-priority projects for Cowlitz County residents that spur Southwest Washington’s economic growth and protect communities from potentially devastating flooding,” Herrera Beutler said. “The overall spending levels were too high for me to support the package in its current form, but I’ll continue working with congressional negotiators to ensure these projects I’ve championed remain in the final bill so that Cowlitz County communities and our region’s economy will benefit.”
Project funding details:
Sediment monitoring of the Lower Cowlitz River - $856,000
Turning basin navigation improvement project on the Columbia River - $900,000