Audio: Rep. Gonzalez explains how he secured $3.7 million for North Main Drain project

EDINBURG, Texas – On Friday, July 21, U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez joined Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Commissioner, Ellie Torres in Edinburg to celebrate a groundbreaking for the North Main Drain project. 

Congressman Gonzalez secured funding for the project in the Fiscal Year 2022 Government Spending Bill.

Torres said the project will expand the North Main Drain to enhance the drainage capacity of a significant portion of both unincorporated and urbanized areas in Hidalgo County, protecting homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure.

“This project is going to make a major improvement in our drainage system that is pretty much outdated and a little too small for the size of our county,” Torres said.

Gonzalez said he secured $3.7 million for the project through an earmark. 

Here are audio highlights from the news conference Gonzalez and Torres hosted:

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