Sending Office: Honorable Angie Craig
H. Res. 484: The Inland Waterway System Navigation and Infrastructure Resolution
Cosponsors: Craig, Rodney Davis, Balderson, Bost, Finkenauer, Mike Kelly, Lipinski, Loebsack
Please join Reps. Angie Craig (MN-2) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) in commemorating the unofficial start of the Inland Waterway System navigation season and the role of the Corps of Engineers in maintaining the rivers that support the American agricultural and
trade economy. In a year of historic rain fall that has made harvesting and getting goods to port extremely challenging, join us in highlighting the importance of our inland rivers and the need for increased infrastructure investment to ensure American goods
Up and down the river, shippers and consumers from 38 States depend on the inland waterways to move about 600 million tons of cargo valued at over $300 billion annually which sustain 541,000 American jobs. Unfortunately, more than 78 percent of the locks
and dams operated by the Corps of Engineers on the system are well beyond their 50-year design life, and nearly half of vessels experience delay. In addition to flooding and wet conditions, instability in global markets have made American farmers more reliant
than ever on the inland waterway system as a low-cost transportation mechanism for getting their goods to international markets.
If you would like to sign on in support of American farmers, shippers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and increased investment in our river infrastructure, please contact Natalie.Martinez@mail.house.gov in Rep. Angie Craig’s office or Jimmy.Ballard@mail.house.gov in
Rep. Rodney Davis’s office.
Angie Craig Rodney Davis
Member of Congress Member of Congress
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