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.

Recent Posts

Jun 14, 2024

McMorris Rodgers Statement Remembering George Nethercutt

Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement honoring former U.S. Representative George Nethercutt, who passed away today. “My heart is sad. George Nethercutt was a giant amongst men who served the people of Eastern Washington with honor and patriotism for a decade. George was a man of character […]

Jun 14, 2024

House Approves McMorris Rodgers Priorities, Pay Raise For Troops in Annual Defense Package

Washington, D.C. –  Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the FY25 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included two provisions she wrote and a number of wins for servicemembers in Eastern Washington: “This year’s National Defense Authorization Act is a critical investment that […]

Jun 4, 2024

McMorris Rodgers Announces 2024 Congressional Art Competition Winner: Hawwi Jebena from Spokane

Washington, D.C. – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) announced Hawwi Jebena as the winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition from Washington’s Fifth Congressional District.  WINNER: “Manito Park” by Hawwi Jebena Hawwi Jebena’s acrylic painting, “Manito Park,” is the winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition for Eastern Washington. Hawwi attends Gonzaga […]