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Newly passed spending bill includes $152-million for San Luis Port of Entry

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Measure also includes $1.4-million for border wall construction

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - The Senate on Thursday passed a $1.4-trillion spending package that includes more than $150-million to revamp the San Luis Port of Entry.

Arizona Senator Martha McSally shared the news with KYMA.com just hours after the measure cleared.

"So this is a really big win, and we advocated for it throughout the entire process, and it will now be going to the President’s desk." McSally told us.

McSally says the funding, and the project, will have great benefit to people on both sides of the border.

"As you know, that cross-border commerce every single day is for jobs in Southern Arizona and is really important for the local community, and it’s important for border security." she said.

McSally says the San Luis Port is one of only three federally-funded projects approved under the new legislation. She says it is the only port in the country to receive money for extensive improvements.

The House has already cleared the spending measure. President Trump is expected to sign it Friday.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.

Brandon Mejia

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