The Columbia River has two sides. One side includes Washington’s Third Congressional District. As a candidate for the Washington side of the Columbia, it is important to understand this. This is truly the third rail of Southwest Washington politics these days.
I will fight to allocate federal dollars for the necessary replacement I-5 bridge. While the states fight over funding their portions, I understand that tolls are being considered and I would not do anything to hinder the federal funding portion due to the states making that choice. The I-5 bridge, must be replaced. We must have a southern border that has safe crossings!
I would personally lobby for higher funding of the bridge replacement as it is a vital supply chain transportation route for interstate commerce, that is under the purview of the federal government. I would like to see the bridge fully funded at the federal level