According to Mo. Sen. Roy Blunt the bipartisan “Gang of Six” plan to raise the debt ceiling and cut the deficit by $4 trillion is too complicated to agree on by the Aug. 2 deadline set by the Obama administration.
Speaking with reporters during a weekly conference call, Blunt said he might support a short- term solution to raise the debt limit in order to allow time for a broader plan to be implemented.
Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill launched the group with senators from North Dakota to look for ways to improve flood control along the Missouri River and keep this year’s flooding from happening again.
Credit flickr/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Carlos J. Lazo
Water flows from the Missouri River over levee L-550, located north of Highway 136 in Atchison County, Mo., June 19, 2011. The local sponsor reported overtopping of the levee to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the morning of June 19.
The Missouri River Working Group will hold its first meeting next week to discuss issues related to flood control.
Missouri Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, along with senators from states along the Missouri River, launched the group to examine the best ways to protect people and property. They’ll also discuss ways to avoid floods, like this summer’s, from happening in the future.
Credit (via Flickr/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Carlos J. Lazo)
Water surges from the open gates of the Oahe Stilling basin, located just north of Pierre, S.D. on June 5. U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is worried about the number of levees that could be overtopped as the flood rushes downstream.