House Speaker Pelosi visits Chambers Creek project funded by Infrastructure and Jobs Act
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, joined U.S. House Rep. Marilyn Strickland at Chambers Creek watershed in Pierce County on Wednesday to discuss the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
“This remarkable backdrop reminds us of America’s collective obligation to care for nature’s life-giving wonders,” Pelosi said. “The health and livelihood of working families depend on good stewardship.”
Other local leaders also spoke, including Bill Sterud, Chairman of the Puyallup Tribe; Willie Frank III, Chairman of the Nisqually Tribal Council; Don Anderson, Lakewood City Council member; and U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer.
Under the bipartisan act that passed Congress in November, Washington state is set to receive federal funding for transit, high speed rail, broadband expansion, wastewater treatment facilities and dams such as the one at Chambers Creek.
Pelosi called the funding for Washington state “appropriately generous” and said that $5.3 billion will be awarded to fund roads and bridges, as well as $1.9 billion to fund public transit. Additionally, $71 million will be allocated for electric vehicle charging stations.