VIDEO: Cantwell's push for ports includes tour of Lampson
Tri-City Herald - Staff
Earlier this month, Sen. Maria Cantwell visited businesses at the Port of Pasco, Port of Vancouver and Port of Seattle to call for passage of a Senate bill that highlights the importance of investing in Washington state's freight network and support job growth.
The video of her tour includes a Jan. 9 visit at Lampson International, which employs 275 workers in the U.S. and Canada and has annual gross sales of more than $30 million. Cantwell called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to take up provisions of her freight legislation to support port job growth and keep Washington state’s ports competitive.
Cantwell is pushing for Senate passage of job provisions from the Focusing Resources, Economic Investment, and Guidance to Help Transportation (FREIGHT) Act, which she introduced last year with Sen. Patty Murray and Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). In Pasco, these FREIGHT measures could pave the way for investment in job-creating projects such as the Big Pasco Industrial Center Intermodal Rail Hub at the port. The hub development project began in 2005 and is nearing its final phase of development.
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