MISSION, Texas – Congressional staff members Ana Garcia and Laura Matamoros spoke at a recent groundbreaking ceremony for a project to expand Anzalduas International Bridge. 

Garcia works for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. Matamoros works for U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez.

The $83-million-dollar infrastructure project will see the construction of commercial inspection facilities, including inspection booths, inspection docks, equipment, roadway, parking and sidewalks. The project will make improvements to the southbound inspection facilities and construct northbound facilities.

The project was made possible by a $25 million INFRA grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, a $22 million grant from the Texas Department of Transportation and a $63 million loan from the North American Development Bank to the City of McAllen.

Here are the remarks of Garcia and Matamoros:

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