Congressman Blumenauer Welcomes Governor Brown’s Decision Not to Veto Capitol Highway Safety Improvements Funding

August 15, 2017
Press Release

Portland, Ore. – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) today released the following statement on Governor Kate Brown’s decision not to veto Section 83 of House Bill 5006, which would provide $2,050,857 for City of Portland SW Capitol Highway safety improvements.

“I’m glad that Governor Brown listened to the facts on the ground and decided not to follow through on her threats to veto this much-needed funding. The safety of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists on SW Capitol Highway would have been in jeopardy if she had decided to veto. I am grateful for the civic leaders, community members, and all who spoke in support of this project. Their efforts made the difference.”

Following threats by Governor Brown to veto the funding for these safety improvements, last week Blumenauer sent a letter to Governor Brown imploring her to reconsider. Click here to read the letter.