Skelton says he’s disappointed by spring rise plan for Missouri River

Press Office of U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton

Skelton says he’s disappointed by spring rise plan for Missouri River

Congressman Ike Skelton
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 18, 2009) — Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to implement a spring rise on the Missouri River.

“I am disappointed to learn that the Corps of Engineers intends to implement a spring rise on the Missouri River. I continue to believe that the spring rise policy is bad for Missouri, with potentially devastating impacts for farmers who work along the river,” said Skelton.

Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) serves as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Skelton’s website is at http://www.house.gov/skelton.

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