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CONTACT: Mike Zipko
November 28, 2011
She will vote in Congress to allow project to move forward
STILLWATER, Minn. – Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin endorsed the St. Croix River Crossing project and said that she will vote for federal legislation that will permit construction of the new bridge. Congresswoman Baldwin met with members of the Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing over the weekend and toured the existing Stillwater Lift Bridge. She joins other members of Minnesota and Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation in support of the project and the effort to secure Congressional approval for the new bridge.
“This project represents a balanced approach to solve a very complicated issue,” said Congresswoman Baldwin. “Transportation experts and the people in this region worked together for years to look at every possible way to deal with the problem. I support this plan. We now have a chance to not only replace a failing bridge, but to create jobs and bolster the local economy. It’s time for us all to move forward together.”
Baldwin represents Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District and serves on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Subcommittee on Health, and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
“Congresswoman Baldwin’s support is another example of the leadership in Minnesota and Wisconsin working together to help us get this done,” said Ken Harycki, co-chair of the Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing. “It is crucial that we work together to secure Congressional approval and build this bridge.”
About the Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing
The Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing is a group of business, labor, government and community leaders from Minnesota and Wisconsin who support building a new four-lane bridge that balances community needs and benefits the entire region. The coalition is working to identify, generate and maintain support among residents, businesses, visitors, and elected officials from both sides of the river and both sides of the political aisle. For more information about the Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing, visit www.stcroixcrossing.org.