February 06, 2019

Duckworth Discusses Infrastructure Investments with St. Louis Regional Chamber


[WASHINGTON, DC] — U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke with representatives of the St. Louis Regional Chamber today about a number of important investments that could help grow the region’s economy. Duckworth, who is the Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, discussed proposals like the Hyperloop connecting St. Louis and Kansas City and she highlighted her efforts to enhance economic and workforce development and to support jobs in STEM fields. Photos of the meeting are available here.

“In my new role as the senior-most Democrat on the Senate Transportation and Safety Subcommittee, one of my top priorities is securing infrastructure investments that will help our region grow,” Duckworth said. “I look forward to working with the Chamber and my partners in Congress to bring even more investments to our state and region.”

The St. Louis Regional Chamber, which represents a 15-county bi-state metropolitan area and whose members account for nearly 30% of the region’s employment base, is one of the oldest Chambers of Commerce in the United States. It was involved in projects like securing funding for Charles Lindbergh’s historic 1927 transatlantic flight as well as helping build support for   the famed Gateway Arch.