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McMorris Rodgers announces more than $11 million in grant funding for Spokane, Pullman Airports

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On Tuesday, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced more than $11 million in funding from the Department of Transportation for the Spokane International Airport and Pullman Regional Airport to assist with runway installation and upgrade costs.

The Spokane International Airport will receive more than $8 million to assist with runway guidance signage and installation of the Runway Vertical/Visual Guidance System.

The Pullman Regional Airport announced grant funding of $3.2 million will go toward their continued runway realignment project, specifically to fund the Instrument Landing System installation.

“I was proud to support the legislation that authorizes this grant funding to help continue to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure,” said McMorris Rodgers in a statement, “Eastern Washington airports help connect our region to the rest of the world, providing economic benefit and global access to our communities. Thank you to the Trump administration for their continued commitment to rebuilding our infrastructure so it can serve Eastern Washington and our country into the next generation.”

This latest round of funding marks more than $40 million in grant funding for Eastern Washington airports in the last year and a half.

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