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Transportation & Infrastructure

Congressman Gonzalez is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all South Texans as well as ensuring that people are able to travel or transport goods safely through the region. This means providing robust federal funding for the construction, maintenance, repair, and expansion of levees that mitigate flooding, water treatment plants and filtration facilities that provide potable water to our communities and farmers and ranchers, highways and bridges that support family vehicles and freight, freight and passenger railway systems, and air traffic control towers, runways, and terminals that ensure safe and efficient air travel.

The 15th District is home to the Pharr International Bridge, the number one land port of entry for fresh fruits and vegetables, the Supervia highway, and recently-designated I-69, which will ultimately provide relief to the traveling public along the I-2/I-69 interchange. McAllen International Aiport, New Braunfels Airport, and a number of other regional airports and airfields are located throughout the congressman’s district.

The congressman has a proven record of supporting federal programs such as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program, which helps states and local communities finance surface infrastructure improvements, the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and the Federal Aviation Administration’s Contract Tower Program, which help our air traffic controllers to direct aircraft, safeguard our skies, and provide a safe space for military operations across the country.

With the current administration, Congressman Gonzalez is working on a $1 trillion infrastructure package that would create jobs, expand our region's economy, and modernize the infrastructure of the region. 

More on Transportation & Infrastructure

September 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced a $2,274,088 award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the National Church Residences in Seguin, Texas. This funding will support the construction of 14 affordable low-income housing units for elderly individuals. 

August 31, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $3,307,396 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve drainage at McAllen International Airport. These funds were made available through the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, which Congressman Gonzalez supported. 

August 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Filemon Vela (D-TX), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Ed Case (D-HI), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-GA), Jared Golden (D- ME), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), and Jim Costa (D-CA) released the following statements to reiterate their position and call for an immediate vote on the Senate-passed Bipartisan Infrastructure bill.

 

August 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), along with eight of his House colleagues, sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi, urging her to immediately bring the bipartisan Senate infrastructure bill to a vote on the House floor. 

The letter raised concerns over the contents of the reconciliation budget proposal and asked that Members of Congress be able to carefully review of the specifics of the bill prior to its adoption.  

August 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, July 29, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) attended the inaugural hearing for the Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth entitled: “The Nature and Consequences of American Economic Disparity”. Congressman Gonzalez was appointed to investigate and focus on the connection between economic growth and infrastructure connectivity.

 

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced the House passage of H.R. 4502, the House’s Seven-Bill Appropriations Package for Fiscal Year 2022, which includes $6,754,454 for several Community Projects Funding Requests.  

July 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $15,679,241 for the McAllen International Airport from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This grant was made available through supplemental funding provided under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019.

 

July 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced today a combined $13,067,900 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the El Oso Water Supply Corporation in Kenedy, Texas.

July 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, July 2, 2021, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) secured $12,384,078 in funding for four key infrastructure projects in his district in South Texas with the passage of H.R. 3684 the INVEST in America Act, a transformative five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill that includes selected Member Designated Projects. 

 

June 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced $5,474,590 in grants from the American Rescue Plan to support airports in the 15th District of Texas recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

The $8 billion in Airport Rescue Grants will provide economic relief to airports around the country affected by the pandemic to keep workers employed, continue improvement projects and help our aviation industry recover.