WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today participated in a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Field Hearing in Glenwood, Iowa. The hearing focused on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ river management following devastating flooding throughout the region and in northeast Kansas.
“In the wake of devastating flooding, it is clear that a comprehensive flood risk management plan is needed for the Missouri River,” said Sen. Moran. “Today’s hearing allowed us the opportunity to hear directly from those impacted by the flooding, as well as from leaders within the Army Corps of Engineers. Instead of continuing a piecemeal, isolated repair approach, we need a long-term plan for the basin that guides risk mitigation and disaster recovery activities. I also strongly support a congressionally authorized study to lay out a long-term plan to make certain that change happens.”
“I was also pleased to have a fellow Kansas participate in this hearing, Joel Euler from Doniphan County,” continued Sen. Moran. “Mr. Euler has extensive experience with flood repair activities and as the representative for multiple drainage districts along the Missouri River, Mr. Euler has worked closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His insight and knowledge were valued in the hearing.”
Sen. Moran joined U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) for the hearing. In addition, Joel Euler, an attorney in Doniphan County, Kansas, was a witness and provided testimony as part of the hearing. Other witnesses included U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General Scott Spellmon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division John Remus, Hamburg, IA Mayor Cathy Crain and Farmer and Community Advocate Leo Ettleman.
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