Lawmakers approve big bucks for bypass, other local projects
Both Bonamici and U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader included several regional projects in their Invest in America Act funds. Bonamici included nearly $19 million for nine projects in her proposals, mostly similar transportation-related work in Washington, Columbia, Clatsop and Multnomah counties. Bonamici represents Oregon's 1st Congressional District, which extends from parts of Washington, Yamhill and Multnomah counties to Clatsop County on the Oregon coast. She said the Invest in America Act included "five important local transportation projects that I advocated for to help accelerate our economic recovery."