PRESS RELEASE: Teller: U.S. House Infrastructure Plan Good for Rural Arizona
Updated: Mar 5, 2020
PHOENIX, State Capitol - Rep. Arlando Teller, D-Chinle, called today's announcement of a new $760 billion U.S. House of Representatives infrastructure plan "a huge win for rural Arizona, and especially our tribal nations." The plan will address failing roads, bridges, water systems, transit programs and broadband access across the country, according to Arizona Congressman Tom O'Halleran, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee that helped develop the plan.
"In the Tribal communities and small towns that I represent, we have been waiting for this investment in vital infrastructure for a long time," said Teller. "I have been working in the State Legislature for more investment to repair our roads, our bridges and our broadband connectivity, but this investment on the federal level has the potential to help so many of our communities make a quantum leap. I urge Congressman O'Halleran and our entire delegation to move as quickly as possible,"
In his announcement, Congressman O'Halleran said: "Rural America provides for urban America. I am pleased to see that this proposal does not put rural American on the back burner, and I look forward to advocating for additional funding for rural and tribal communities in my district as the legislative initiatives outlined in this proposal make their way through committee."