March 01, 2023

Duckworth Discusses Infrastructure Priorities With Mississippi River Mayors


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with members of the Mississippi River Cities and Town Initiative (MRCTI), including Alton Mayor David Goins, to discuss the legislative priorities for municipalities along the Mississippi River. Duckworth and Goins, along with other Mississippi River mayors, discussed the importance of water infrastructure restoration and resiliency, as well as economic development and clean water initiatives. A photo from today’s meeting is available here.

“Protecting and strengthening our inland waterways, especially the Mississippi River, is critical to our nation and to growing our local economies and protecting the health and safety of our communities,” Duckworth said. “Investments in our nation’s water infrastructure are important to protect public health and create jobs, and I look forward to continuing to work with local officials to help support these improvements.”

Duckworth has been a leader in the Senate on improving water infrastructure, securing her entire bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act (DWWIA) in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in order to ensure Illinois’s and the nation’s crumbling water infrastructure will finally receive the significant improvements they need. Duckworth also helped secure many critical provisions in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022 to help lower costs for major infrastructure projects in Illinois.