Congresswoman Continuing to Press Coast Guard for CRC Documents

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U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R.-Wash.) is continuing to seek information about whether proponents of the Columbia River Crossing project leaned on the U.S. Coast Guard to issue permits for the project. The Coast Guard has jurisdiction over the height of the proposed new bridge, which at least for now, appears to be dead. The bridge design was too low to allow the passage of shipping from industrial ...   More
 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Washington Congresswoman Says Columbia River Crossing Backers Lied About Federal Deadlines

Jaime Herrera Beutler says the federal government has already put the project on ice

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Backers of the Columbia River Crossing have been repeating one mantra: The megaproject must be ready to go by Sept. 30 or the federal government will give hundreds of millions in funding.But as the deadline nears—and it's the same day that Kitzhaber will convene a special session for the Oregon Legislature—Kitzhaber has told several news outlets that squeezing an Oregon-only CRC through that day ...   More
 
Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Andrea Damewood

U.S. House Bill Would Make Funding for the Columbia River Crossing Even Tougher

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New legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives may put the Columbia River Crossing even further behind schedule.The U.S. House Appropriations Committee introduced legislation today upholds rules that keeps federal transit funding from going to projects like the CRC that haven't yet earned local funding and vital permits.Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) is a member of the U.S. House Appropriations ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Transportation Secretary: Columbia River Crossing Not Designed For Speed

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Back in Washington D.C. after stumping for the Columbia River Crossing in Washington state last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood continues to take a beating over the megaproject.Today, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), tore into him over the controversial project, D.C. Streets Blog reports. Last week, video was leaked from LaHood's meeting with Washington state senators opposed ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Washington Congresswoman to CRC: Start Over

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Now that Clark County voters have said no to a light-rail sales tax, the county’s Congresswoman is saying "no" to the Columbia River Crossing.The Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River needs a redesign, says U.S. Rep Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) and nine other Republican lawmakers in a statement released today. Voters in Clark County rejected Proposition 1, a 0.1 percent sales tax hike that ...   More
 
Thursday, November 8, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Non-Wonk Edition: Three Tidbits to Know As Congress Opens Today


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The 112th Congress opens today with Republicans now controlling the House and a diminished Democratic majority running the Senate. If you're not a wonk and don't pay much attention to politics, here are at least three quick Oregon- and Washington-centric things to know: 1) Efforts by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and other Democrats to reform the filibuster so the Senate doesn't get tied up ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 HANK STERN

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