McMorris Rodgers’s Port of Whitman Economic Expansion Act Passes House in Water Resources Development Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2018) – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers saw her 10th bill of the year pass the House to continue getting results for Eastern Washington. Cathy offered an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 8) to include her Port of Whitman Economic Expansion Act (H.R. 5742) to authorize a land transfer between the Port and the Army Corps of Engineers. The Water Resources Development Act is the second phase of our infrastructure agenda.

In a statement following passage, Cathy said, “I’m proud to say that in this bill we are also getting an important win for the Port of Whitman so they can continue their mission of economic development and business expansion in Whitman County. Our waterways drive commerce and support American jobs. That’s why the Water Resources Development Act is an essential part of the House’s ongoing work to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure. Every community relies on goods and services impacted by water infrastructure, including locks, dams, and harbors. This bipartisan legislation will help tackle the backlog of water projects, reduce long-term costs, streamline processes, and maintain safety and quality for the American people.”

Today, the Cathy spoke on the House floor in support of her amendment. You can see her remarks here:

NOTE: Learn more about the Congresswoman’s Port of Whitman Economic Expansion Act here.

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