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$14 Million Secured for South Texas Projects

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), voted to pass a package of six fiscal year 2024 Appropriations bills to fund the federal government, including $14,815,036 in Community Project Funding for 15 local projects across Texas’s 28th Congressional District.

“This bipartisan government funding bill, the result of tough negotiations, is a major win for South Texas,” said Dr. Cuellar. “I am extremely pleased to have secured over $14 million for fifteen community projects in Texas’s 28th Congressional District."

The final funding package of the FY 2024 funding bills includes various allocations:

  • $1,000,000 for Zacate Creek Restoration to the City of Laredo.
  • $1,000,000 for Zapata County 4-H Rodeo Arena to Zapata County.
  • $1,000,000 for Jim Hogg County Emergency Response Center to Jim Hogg County.
  • $1,000,000 for Duval County Community Center Improvements to Duval County.
  • $500,000 for Atascosa County Emergency Medical Service Center to Atascosa County.
  • $500,000 for McMullen Fairgrounds Improvement Project to McMullen County.
  • $963,000 for Texas A&M International University - Laredo College STEM Connector to Texas A&M International University.
  • $963,000 for Starr County Juvenile Housing and Rehabilitation Center to County of Starr, Texas.
  • $963,000 for Guadalupe County Law Enforcement agencies to purchase new police cruisers to Guadalupe County, Texas.
  • $959,757 for San Antonio Water System Generators for Critical Infrastructure to San Antonio Water System.
  • $1,766,279 for the El Cenizo Street Improvements Project to Webb County, Texas.
  • $1,400,000 for the Veteran’s Center of Excellence to Laredo College.
  • $500,000 for State Highway 359 Colonias Street Improvements Project to Webb County, Texas.
  • $1,000,000 for Infrastructure for Las Americas Logistics and Industrial Park to the City of Roma, Texas.
  • $1,300,000 for Growing San Antonio Apprenticeships to the City of San Antonio, Texas.

“This legislation is expected to be signed into law by President Biden later this week,” Cuellar stated.

This legislation is expected to be signed into law by President Biden later this week. A detailed summary of the bill is available here.

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