California’s 51st District Congressman Juan Vargas on USMCA

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California’s 51st District Congressman Juan Vargas was on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA).

In December the House passed the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) which includes funding for the Border Water Infrastructure Program (BWIP). $300 million in funding will be distributed to the BWIP over 4 years directing the United States Environmental Protection Agency to prioritize wastewater infrastructure projects.

“I am proud that my colleagues and I have secured funding to address the ongoing cross-border pollution in my district,” said Rep. Vargas. “The funding planned for the Environmental Protection Agency’s BWIP is an important step to get us closer to long-term solutions to the decades-old problem of cross border sewage.

“I hope this leads to the Trump administration prioritizing finances necessary for infrastructure improvement projects along our border, as funding border water infrastructure is an important part in mitigating the overall cross-border pollution problem.

“I am proud to say that we have all cooperated to get to this point and we are one step closer. My colleagues from the San Diego Congressional Delegation and I will continue to take meaningful action in Congress towards addressing transboundary sewage flows from flowing into the United States.”

Vargas represents California’s 51st Congressional District which includes the southern portion of San Diego County, all of Imperial County and California’s entire U.S.-Mexico border.

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