U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth to Hold Rio Grande Valley Field Hearing on Infrastructure Investments for Underserved Communities

Jun 7, 2022
Media Advisory

Rio Grande Valley – On Friday, June 17, 2022, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, chaired by Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), will travel to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley to conduct a series of field events across the community.

Led by Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), the bipartisan congressional delegation will hear directly from local leaders, community members, and experts about the challenges Deep South Texas faces 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 The group of lawmakers will have an opportunity to gain first-hand insight as to the implications of outdated infrastructure on working-class communities and its impact on economic mobility.

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.


WHAT:

U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Growth Rio Grande Valley Field Hearing


WHERE:

Details to be provided to those who RSVP


WHEN:

Friday, June 17, 2022 at 12:15pm ET
 

WHO:

  • Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04)
  • Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01)
  • Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15)
  • Select Committee Members
  • State and local elected officials
     

WATCH:

Segments of the trip will be live streamed on the Select Committee’s YouTube page.


RSVP:

Space is limited. Email Eric Harris, Select Committee Communications Director, to RSVP or if you have any questions.

 

117th Congress