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Congresswoman Escobar Announces $12 Million for Infrastructure Grant for Ysleta Port of Entry

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $12 million in funding for improvements for the Ysleta Port of Entry using the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program. These funds would be used for pedestrian improvements and to modernize the port’s infrastructure. Congresswoman…

Congresswoman Escobar Leads Letter Urging President Biden to Address Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Harmful Commercial Vehicles Inspection Policy at the Southern Border

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) led a letter to President Biden urging his Administration to address Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s harmful commercial vehicles inspection policy at the Southern Border. The letter, which was co-signed by the entire Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation, comes on the heels of Governor Abbott’s recent directive to increase inspections of…

Congresswoman Escobar Announces $600 Million for Modernization and Expansion of the Bridge of the Americas Land Port of Entry

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced that the General Services Administration (GSA) has transmitted to Congress plans to expand and modernize the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) Land Port of Entry in El Paso, TX. This important port of entry is set to receive an investment of more than $600 million through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for site acquisition, design, and construction of facilities.

Congresswoman Escobar Announces Coalition Led by UTEP Has Been Selected as a Finalist for Department of Commerce’s $1 Billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge

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Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and Dr. Heather Wilson, President of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), announced that the West Texas Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Coalition led by UTEP has been selected as one of the 60 finalists for the Department of Commerce’s $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. The Build Back Better Regional Challenge is a…

Congresswoman Escobar Attends President Biden’s Signing of Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation to Create Millions of New Jobs and Rebuild America

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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Congresswoman Escobar voted for on November 5, 2021, will create millions of good-paying union jobs with a once-in-a-century investment in rebuilding infrastructure in Texas, including roads and bridges, ports of entry, clean drinking water and wastewater systems, electric grid, and high-speed broadband networks.

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