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Lawmakers Push for Infrastructure Reform

Lawmakers Push for Infrastructure Reform

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Anna-Lisa Laca
March 7, 2019 01:01 PM

“I kind of feel sorry for the Corps of Engineers. They were asked to do more with less. They've had bubble gum and some paper to keep a lock and dam system that was built during the 1930s up and fully functioning.” ( Farm Journal )

An aging and failing infrastructure system has been a top priority for many ag groups for years. The district Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) serves includes more miles of the Mississippi River than any other congressional district. As such, he co-chairs the Mississippi River Bi-Partisan Caucus and is one of several lawmakers pushing for infrastructure reform.

“One of our main points of emphasis is that the water infrastructure system lock and dam system is so crucial to moving commerce up and down the river, especially our agricultural products destined for export markets,” he told AgriTalk host Chip Flory. “So hopefully we can step up.” FULL ARTICLE

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