McMorris Rodgers: Boosting Eastern Washington Infrastructure Jobs
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) applauded the passage today of H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, which keeps safe thousands of jobs and secures funding for Eastern Washington transportation projects.
“By passing legislation that keeps transportation projects like the North Spokane Corridor and U.S. Highway 12 in Walla Walla going, we are ensuring Eastern Washington roads remain open and Eastern Washington transportation jobs are protected. Supporting our nation's highways and bridges can go a long way in creating jobs and supporting our local economy, and this bill protects tens of thousands of American jobs in communities across our country. However, there is more work to be done, and we must now come together to develop a long-term solution, ensuring a lasting infrastructure network for Eastern Washington.”
This legislation reauthorizes funding for Federal highway and surface transportation programs through May 31, 2015. Additionally, this bill addresses the looming shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund by providing critical funding through three funding provisions, none of which involve tax increases.