April 30, 2021

Duckworth Meets With U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District Commander


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chair of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife, met virtually this week with Colonel Paul Culberson, Chicago District Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to discuss water infrastructure investments, including the advancement of the Brandon Road Lock and Dam Project. Duckworth, who co-founded the Senate’s first-ever Environmental Justice Caucus, and Culberson also discussed the importance incorporating environmental justice efforts into USACE projects.

“Colonel Culberson and I had a great discussion about the importance of water infrastructure, ongoing projects throughout the region and safeguarding our environment,” Duckworth said. “Federal infrastructure investments are critical to the safety of residents, neighborhoods and businesses, and I look forward to continuing to work with USACE to improve our infrastructure.”

As a member of the EPW Committee, Senator Duckworth worked to secure provisions last Congress within the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) 2020 Reauthorization, including authorizing the construction of the Brandon Road Lock and Dam Project.

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