Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi traveled to western Washington on Wednesday.
She joined Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland to highlight the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and future projects she could support, such as Chambers Creek Bridge replacement, dam removal and habitat restoration, according to a news release.
“It was an honor for me to welcome Speaker Pelosi to the South Sound,” Strickland said. “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help invest in local South Sound communities. The Chambers Creek Dam Removal and Bridge Replacement Project is a perfect example of how infrastructure dollars can have a far-reaching impact – and how infrastructure is truly a bipartisan issue, which we can all support.
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Strickland sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
The law authorizes funds for highways, transit programs, ferries and terminals, toll roads, bridges, tunnels and other transportation and infrastructure projects.
Pelosi and Chambers held a press conference in the Chambers Creek watershed at University Place.
“As president, I had the privilege of being in the South Sound to highlight how the bipartisan Infrastructure Act helps preserve America’s natural treasures,” Pelosi said. “This landmark legislation provides the resources Washington communities need to modernize their infrastructure and ensure a more sustainable future, while creating well-paying jobs for working families.”
The visit was Pelosi’s first to the South Sound.