House members debate I-5 bridge measure, House Bill 2095

Members of the House of Representatives voted 60-38 on Wednesday, March 6, to approve House Bill 2095 that would develop a process for replacement of the Interstate 5 bridge between Vancouver and Portland.

Opponents of the measure, including Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, expressed concern that the bill may try to revive the failed Columbia River Crossing project and not solve the massive congestion problems plaguing the region. Pike favors a broader approach that would include a third span to relieve freight traffic from the I-5 bridge.

This audio is the full debate on the House floor, which includes speeches from Rep. Liz Pike, Rep. Sharon Wylie, Rep. Ed Orcutt, Rep. Matt Shea, Rep. Monica Stonier, Rep. Norm Johnson, Rep. Brandon Vick, Rep. Paul Harris and Rep. Vicki Kraft.


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