I am pleased to see my Congressman, Dave Reichert, receive recognition for a job well done for the residents of the 8th District. In late July, the House Natural Resources Committee scheduled a Reichert-sponsored bill to the floor for a vote that expands the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area and puts protections on the Middle Fork-Snoqualmie River.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer praised Reichert for refusing to give up on a bill that has been held up by both parties. What was once a place where trash was dumped, and was largely inaccessible to the public, is well on its way to becoming a place that our families can treasure for generations to come thanks to our community pulling together around improving this area. Congressman Reichert recognizes the importance of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area to his constituents and demonstrated his willingness to reach across party lines to deliver results back home.