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House Passes 9 Bonamici Community Projects

July 29, 2021
Press Release
Federal funding includes $8.53 million in for cardiac monitors, landslide prevention, workforce training, and health center


WASHINGTON, D.C. [07/29/21] –Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) announced that nine Community Projects she selected passed the House, totaling $8,530,375 of targeted support for NW Oregon. 


The House-passed legislation includes projects in seven appropriations bills: Labor-HHS-Education; Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Interior-Environment; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs; and Transportation-HUD. The underlying bill is H.R. 4502, the FY 2022 Seven-Bill Appropriations Minibus. The appropriations bills will now move to the Senate.


“I look forward to delivering federal resources to these community-driven projects to help the people of Northwest Oregon, support our economic recovery, and promote equity,” said Congresswoman Bonamici. “These projects will create tremendous opportunities for our community, and I will continue to do all I can to advocate for the Senate to pass this needed funding.”


The nine projects are:


Astoria Pre-Disaster Landslide Storm Drainage Project

 City of Astoria  


Beaverton Non-Profit Incubator Development Project

City of Beaverton  


Behavioral Health Resource Center Plaza

Multnomah County 


Cardiac Monitor/Defibrillator Project

Banks Fire District #13 


Construction Trades Expansion

WorkSystems, Inc.


The Japan Institute Building Renovation Project

Portland Japanese Garden 


Columbia County Small Business Resource Center

Columbia County Economic Team 


Virginia Garcia Newberg Clinic Expansion

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center 


Water Supply System Construction

City of Hillsboro



Under the rules of the House Appropriations Committee, Members of Congress each submitted up to ten Community Project Funding requests for consideration during the fiscal year 2022 appropriations legislative process. The reformed and transparent Community Project Funding process allows Members of Congress to advocate for specific community financial support in a local, highly competitive process. You can find more information on Bonamici’s website about the Community Projects she supported this fiscal year: Bonamici.House.Gov/CommunityProjects


Bonamici nominated ten projects in total, nine of which passed the House this week. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) joined the Congresswoman in advocating for the Behavioral Health Resource Center Plaza in Multnomah County to receive funding. The tenth project was included in the Commerce, Justice, and Science subcommittee bill and will be considered on the House Floor soon.


The Seven-Bill Appropriations Minibus also makes historic increases in funding for education and health care, worker protections, and environmental justice, including:

  • Creating tens of thousands of good-paying American jobs rebuilding our nation’s crumbling infrastructure
  • Expanding opportunities for homeownership, enhancing affordable housing and homelessness programs, and upgrading public housing stock
  • Bolstering the nation’s public health infrastructure and capacity
  • Making critical investments in clean energy and science initiatives to solve the climate crisis