EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) – The Biden Administration has allotted over $900 million in federal funds for El Paso from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Regulation.
El Paso Congresswoman Veronica Escobar met with native leaders to debate native infrastructure wants and the way the funding must be utilized.
Among the many leaders becoming a member of Consultant Escobar within the assembly have been El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser, County Decide Ricardo Samaniego, and Senior Advisor to President Biden Mitch Landrieu.
“We all know what it takes to maneuver folks backwards and forwards,” mentioned Consultant Veronica Escobar. “However for the primary time we lastly have the funding to boost authentic commerce and journey in our area.”
Landrieu additionally toured a number of the space ports of entry, the FAA air visitors management tower, and the primary terminal of the El Paso Worldwide Airport as a part of his go to Saturday.
“As the one consultant within the area to vote for these historic items of laws, I used to be proud to deliver Senior Advisor and White Home Infrastructure Coordinator Landrieu to El Paso to see the implementation of these funds and the work nonetheless left to perform,” added Congresswoman Escobar.
County Decide Ricardo Samaniego mentioned, “As an epicenter for migrants and industrial visitors, El Paso’s Port of Entry is a vital hub for the area’s financial system.”
The go to from a consultant of the White Home helps spotlight the significance of infrastructure investments together with federal help to assist enhance financial alternatives for El Pasoans.
“Our investments by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Regulation for the Bridge of the Americas Land Port of Entry, the El Paso Worldwide Airport, and extra are strengthening our provide chains and our nationwide financial system, creating good-paying jobs, and enhancing sustainability – all whereas ensuring our nation is extra protected and safe,” mentioned Senior Advisor to President Biden and White Home Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu.
Earlier this yr, Consultant Escobar was named one of many seven nationwide co-chairs for the president’s reelection bid in 2024