A pair of bills related to transportation on the inland waterways was introduced in the US House and Senate on Thursday.
Illinois Congressman Bill Enyart introduced his first piece of legislation since being sworn into office last January—the Mississippi River Navigation Sustainment Act.
Enyart says the bill would give the Army Corps of Engineers authority that it doesn’t currently have, to conduct operations outside of the barge channel.
No major problems are expected but several Mississippi River towns in Missouri are under flood warnings.
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