A press release from Office of Rep. Marilyn Strickland.
Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) marked her first 200 days in office, recapping the priorities she’s been able to accomplish for the South Sound since Day 1. Strickland was featured by the International Examiner, “200 Days in Congress, and Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland is full of surprises.” Read the article here.
“Since taking office on January 3rd, I have worked hard to listen to and represent the voices of the South Sound community in the halls of Congress as we build back better,” said Congresswoman Strickland. “After delivering aid to get the South Sound running in the American Rescue Plan and supporting jobs by passing the landmark INVEST in America Act, I’ll continue to go to work every day to ensure that all of our communities here in the South Sound are a priority as Congress invests in the needs of American workers and their families.”
Strickland has prioritized providing the highest standards of consistent services, passing two bills out of the House that are crucial to the South Sound, and advancing over $234 million federal dollars out of committee with South Sound priorities in mind.
- Strickland has taken over 250 meetings with South Sound residents, saved constituents over $450,000, and quickly responded to nearly 25,000 letters she’s received from constituents.
- In June, the House passed the Puget SOS Act, legislation Strickland introduced with Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-6) to recover and restore Puget Sound. In July, the House passed H.R.2483, the bipartisan Build More Housing Near Transit Act as part of the landmark infrastructure package, the INVEST in America Act. H.R.2483 is legislation Strickland introduced with Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) to encourage the construction of affordable housing in transit-served, walkable locations in WA-10 and across the nation.
- The House-passed INVEST in America Act included $20 million Strickland secured in funding for five local transportation projects, which will modernize infrastructure across Washington’s 10th District.
Cynthia Endicott says
Thank-you Congresswoman Strickland for prioritizing transit. We are paying for it. It has begun. Let’s complete it and make public transportation available to all who rely on it. Don’t leave out South Puget Sound. During Covid-19 many remote workers moved to what was then ” more affordable” family housing South of Greater Seattle. With those workers returning, highway congestion has also returned. Gridlock on our roads is not just an inconvenience. It slows commerce, creates more pollution, and leads to more accidents. Let’s get it done!
Dr CA Carey says
Voting for Democratic bills regardless of their value/danger to Washington citizens -for example HB1 would destroy our current state voting system AND force a federal school curriculum on every WA state school.
Ignoring voter input and voting for bills which contain unconstitutional elements is NOT representing us.
Read each and every bill, act to eliminate sections of bills and vote for Washington state interests NOT those of the democratic party.