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Introduced in House (03/15/2005)

Border Economic Recovery Act for Health and the Environment - Provides funding for programs for the public health and the environment in the border area between the United States and Mexico.

Authorizes appropriations for: (1) the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission; (2) health education training centers; (3) the Border Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies for an initiative for youth substance-abuse prevention; (4) the Healthy Homes Initiative of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); (5) the Materials Corridor Partnership Initiative; (6) the Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy; (7) the U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission for environmental infrastructure projects; (8) the Commission for Environmental Cooperation; (9) the International Consortium for the Environment; and (10) the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission for environmental infrastructure projects.

Amends the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 to revise the allocation of funds to hospitals to cover the cost of emergency health services for undocumented aliens.

Authorizes the award of grants or cooperative agreements for: (1) providing community resource centers; (2) screening for cancer; (3) expanding the Collaborative U.S.-Mexico Border Diabetes Prevention and Control Project; (4) reducing the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases; and (5) developing innovative programs to conserve water.

Amends the Public Health Service Act to reserve certain funds appropriated to tuberculosis prevention for the border area.

Requires the Secretary of State, acting through the U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, to prepare an international, long-range strategic plan for water supply use and distribution in the border area.