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Graves, Grassley Lead Lawmakers In Seeking Funds For Missouri River Flood Control

Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves joined Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and several colleagues in a letter urging the federal government to prioritize funding for flood mitigation and prevention projects along the lower Missouri River. In their letter to Michael Connor, Assistant Secretary for Civil Works, the lawmakers are pushing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to utilize funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to invest in flood-related projects for the Lower Missouri River Basin, including the Navigation and Flood Control Studies and the Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project. As the letter states, the legislation also provides funding to complete site-specific studies to address immediate needs along the river. Grassley says, “When I voted for the bipartisan infrastructure bill, I was voting for exactly this type of federal support for critical infrastructure.” Graves was among seven House members from Missouri that voted against the measure when it passed last November.

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