Issue Position: Infrastructure

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2018
Issues: Infrastructure

Investing in our transportation infrastructure is how we keep our economy moving. Billions of dollars of freight and goods move through our region, as do hundreds of thousands of workers. They all depend on safe roads, bridges and transit. As we saw in May of 2013 with the collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit river, this infrastructure is fragile and any disruption to it has large, broad consequences to our economy. The bridge collapse was a wake-up call. In 2015, Congress passed a bipartisan transportation funding bill to invest more than $300 billion in infrastructure projects. I supported that bill because it's critical that we maintain, repair and ensure the safety of our infrastructure by investing in key corridors like I-5, our bridges, rural roads and rail. These corridors are the backbone of our economy. Much more work remains to fix our aging infrastructure, and I'm committed to working on solutions in Congress.