Aguilar to Launch Community Project Funding Tour
On Wednesday, September 1st, Rep. Aguilar will kick off a tour to highlight federal funding needs for key community projects in the Inland Empire. The tour stops will feature projects for which Rep. Aguilar secured financial support in the House-passed fiscal year 2022 government funding bills. Aguilar is launching the tour to highlight the urgent need for the Senate to approve the funding to create good-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care and housing, and support Inland Empire children and veterans. The tour’s first stop will be the San Bernardino International Airport. The House funding bills included $1,000,000 for the airport’s Runway Improvement Project.
“I’m working to secure funding for these projects because the Inland Empire deserves real federal investments. These types of investments create good-paying jobs, revitalize our infrastructure and help ensure families from our region have a chance to succeed. The San Bernardino International Airport is a potential engine for major economic growth in our region, and I’m proud to have advocated for funding that can help realize that potential,” said Aguilar.
Of the ten projects submitted by Aguilar, seven were included for funding when the House passed H.R. 4502 on July 29, 2021. Funding for these projects will become available when the bill is signed into law. The bill is currently pending action in the Senate.