Congresswoman Escobar Introduces Legislation to Improve Infrastructure in El Paso Colonias
Washington, May 14, 2021
Tags: Economy and Jobs
Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) introduced H.R. 3238, the Colonia Infrastructure Improvement Act. This legislation will address long-standing disparities faced by residents living in colonias by investing $1.5 billion in drinking water, wastewater, and surface infrastructure while creating good-paying jobs.
“Many El Paso colonias have lacked critical infrastructure like paved roads, potable water, and wastewater treatment systems for decades, and the financial obstacles have been far too great for local property taxpayers and governments. As Congress works with the Biden administration on a bold, forward-looking plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure, I am committed to redressing the historic inequities that have affected colonia residents,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “The Colonia Infrastructure Improvement Act – a $1.5 billion investment – is the first step to improving infrastructure in colonias while creating good-paying jobs in underserved communities.”
The Colonia Infrastructure Improvement Act would:
Invest in Drinking Water Infrastructure by:
Invest in Wastewater Infrastructure by:
Invest in Surface Infrastructure by:
To read the full bill text, click here.