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Congressman Gonzalez Announces $3.3 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for the McAllen International Airport Drainage

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. 


This funding will be used to support improvements to the airport’s drainage system to meet FAA standards and enhance safety for the airport and its surrounding facilities. 


“Continued investments in drainage will allow us to meet the increased travel needs of our region and keep passengers and airport employees safe,” said Congressman Gonzalez. “I am proud to secure this funding to provide the McAllen International Airport with the capital it needs to improve and update as it expands its services.” 


"We are committed to the continuous improvement of our airport's infrastructure for future growth. The federal funds that Congressman Gonzalez secured for our airport will advance the drainage system needs" said, Mayor Javier Villalobos. "The future traveling demands conveys an updated infrastructure, and these funds will help to deliver optimum services." 


"This $3.3 Million awarded by the FAA will help the airport continue improving the drainage system that is essential for daily operations. The safety of passengers is our number one priority. These funds will allow us to enhance safety and infrastructure," said McAllen City Manager Roel "Roy" Rodriguez, P.E. We are grateful for Congressman's Gonzalez support in the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act that will bring great benefit to our airport as we continue growing and improving our facilities."