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U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional district said she worked closely with local officials to secure more than $50 million in federal funding for the South Bridge project in Glenwood Springs despite voting against the Infrastructure Law, which authorized the funds.

Boebert released a press statement Dec. 19, 2023, and a tweet May 22, saying, “We have secured over $51.4 million for the South Bridge.” The bridge is being built across the Roaring Fork River, connecting Highway 82 to neighborhoods to the west.

Boebert’s statement said she lobbied the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation and “worked closely with local elected officials on both sides of the aisle.”

Boebert’s Chief of Staff Jeff Small said in an email that the congresswoman rejected the Infrastructure Bill because it included “Green New Deal policies, electric buses and government welfare.”

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Tweet by Rep. Lauren Boebert, X, May 22, 2024. Source link.

Boebert-Backed Glenwood Springs Project Receives $50 Million Grant, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert's Office, Dec. 13, 2023. Source link.

TIFIA Extra, U.S. Department of Transportation, Accessed June 2024. Source link.

Roll Call 370, House Resolution 3684, U.S. House of Representatives Office of the Clerk, Nov. 5, 2021. Source link.

Email, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Office, June 4, 2024. Source link.

Email, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Office, June 6, 2024. Source link.

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Justin George is a 1995 graduate of Columbine High School. He has worked as a reporter at six news organizations including the Boulder Daily Camera, the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post. Email him at justin@hablame24.com