Rep. Gonzalez Brings House ‘Economic Disparity’ Select Committee to RGV

Jun 17, 2022
In The News

WESLACO, Texas – U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez has announced that the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth will visit the Rio Grande Valley.

Gonzalez said the select committee, chaired by Congressman Jim Himes of Connecticut, will conduct a series of field events across the community.

The visit will be made June 17, 2022.

Gonzalez pointed out that the visit will consist of a bipartisan congressional delegation. He said the delegation will hear directly from local leaders, community members, and experts about the challenges Deep South Texas faces in building and accessing the modern infrastructure necessary to grow the local economy and benefit the full community. 

“The group of lawmakers will have an opportunity to gain first-hand insight as to the implications of outdated infrastructure on working-class communities and its impact on economic mobility,” a news advisory issued by Gonzalez states.

“The field visit will help underscore practical approaches – from the federal to local level – to enhance roadways, improve drainage infrastructure, and expand access to broadband, as well as include a tour of local neighborhoods known as “colonias” to illustrate unique infrastructure challenges impacting unincorporated communities and highlight obstacles in escaping generational poverty.”

 

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