On Wednesday U.S. Representative Melanie Stansbury secured over $10.5 million in funding for Community Projects in New Mexico’s First Congressional District. The funding includes projects to combat crime and invest in public safety, economic development, education, and youth programs across New Mexico communities.
These projects are included in a wider government spending package expected to pass the House of Representatives today, which will fund the federal government for the remainder of the 2022 Fiscal Year.
“My top priority in Congress is to ensure that our communities have a seat at the table and that federal resources reach our communities across New Mexico,” said Stansbury. “This funding will help address crime and break cycles of violence, invest in public safety and our fire departments, economic development, healthcare and education, and programs and services for our young people. Coupled with investments in the budget in economic development and national security, housing, hunger, and working families, and clean energy and climate resilience."
Stansbury championed funding for seven projects that will directly benefit Albuquerque and Moriarty residents. The projects include:
This legislation will then be voted on by the Senate and signed into law by President Biden. A detailed summary of the bill is available here.
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