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Congressman Jason Smith

Representing the 8th District of Missouri

Congressman Jason Smith Leads Letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Urging Immediate Opening of Mississippi River for Shipping

Nov 12, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Jason Smith led a letter with his colleagues to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging the immediate opening of the Mississippi River to unnecessarily delayed barge traffic delivering agricultural harvests to market.

“While construction improvements to the river are important, undertaking construction that shuts down the river during the harvest season is impeding the ability of farmers to get their products to market,” said Congressman Jason Smith. “I urge the Corps to work directly with industries that rely on the Mississippi River for their livelihood before unilaterally scheduling construction that causes costly shipping delays.” 

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