Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly provides funding to expand and modernize the San Luis Land Port of Entry, construct a new commercial port in Douglas and modernize the existing Douglas Land Port of Entry
WASHINGTON – Over $500 million will be invested in Arizona Land Ports of Entry from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly.
The funding will expand, modernize, and improve the San Luis and Douglas Land Ports of Entry and construct a new commercial port in Douglas, Arizona, helping secure Arizona’s border while increasing the efficiency of Arizona’s cross border trade.
“Growing up in Southern Arizona, I’ve seen first-hand the challenges at our border and the economic importance of Arizona’s cross border trade. I prioritized investments in our Land Ports of Entry in the bipartisan infrastructure law to help secure our border and keep Arizona communities safe, while improving cross-border trade, supporting jobs, lowering costs, and tackling our supply chain challenges by getting goods to cities and towns in Arizona faster,” said Sinema, co-author and negotiator of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law.
“Thanks to our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the San Luis and Douglas Ports of Entry will receive the funds needed to modernize and construct our ports with enhanced technology for border security and commerce. This additional funding will create more jobs and strengthen our supply chains while securing Arizona’s southern border,” said Senator Mark Kelly.
Sinema led bipartisan Senate negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio that included Senator Kelly and senators from both parties.
As Chair of the Border Management Subcommittee, Sinema secured over $115 million in her Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law for the second half of the San Luis Port of Entry upgrade project, as well as over $200 million for a new law port of entry in Douglas and over $200 million for modernization of all existing structures and expanding processing capacity at the existing Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas.
Sinema and Kelly’s work securing historic funding for Arizona’s Land Ports of Entry follow their efforts last year calling on the administration fund Arizona’s ports of entry. The Senators called for funding for the San Luis Port of Entry modernization project, the construction of a new Commercial Port of Entry in Douglas, and the update of the Raul H. Castro Post of Entry in Douglas, AZ.
The bipartisan infrastructure law was supported by groups including The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states.
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