October 03, 2018

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

Senator Duckworth also met with Rock Island District Commander last week


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) met with the Chicago District Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Colonel Aaron W. Reisinger, today to discuss water infrastructure investments and plans to mitigate urban flooding in Chicago. A photo of the meeting is available here. Duckworth also met with the Army Corps of Engineers’ Rock Island District Commander, Colonel Steven Sattinger, last week to discuss flood risk management and the lock-and-dam systems along the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers. A photo of that meeting is available here.

“Colonel Reisinger and I had a great discussion about the importance of advancing the McCook Reservoir project to reduce the dangers of urban flooding in the Chicagoland region,” Duckworth said. “Federal infrastructure investments are critical to the safety of residents, neighborhoods and businesses, as well as improving water quality and protecting drinking water sources.”

As a member of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, Duckworth oversees issues related to the nation’s waterways and infrastructure and works to ensure Illinois receives adequate funding and other support from the federal government to rebuild and modernize our infrastructure and transportation systems.

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