Murray Announces Over $1.5 Million for Northwest Washington in VA-HUD Conference Report

Nov 09 2001

This funding will help provide important stimulus to our local economies

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced final Congressional passage of $1,550,000 for environmental and community projects for Northwest Washington in the fiscal year 2002 VA-HUD Conference Report. The Conference Report passed the Senate by a vote of 87-7 and will now go to President Bush to be signed into law.

"I am pleased that Congress has committed this funding to support important projects like landfill redevelopment, water treatment and expansion of community centers in the Northwest region of our state," said Murray. "In helping our communities to redevelop and expand, we are providing a cleaner, healthier and more pleasant environment for our families and revitalization for our businesses."

"This funding will help provide important stimulus to our local economies," Murray said.

Funding for Northwest Washington includes:

  • $1 million for Bellingham, Holly Street landfill redevelopment project

  • $250,000 for Everett, Pre-design and facilities planning for combined sewer overflow treatment sites

  • $250,000 for the Northwest Straits Commission

  • $50,000 for the Nooksack Indian Tribe, Expansion of Youth Leaders Center facility