Hawley calls for major reform after flood meeting with Army Corps

Hawley calls for major reform after flood meeting with Army Corps
Hawley has raised concerns about the historic flooding (Source: Long, James)

WASHINGTON (KFVS) - Senator Josh Hawley met with senior officials with the Army Corps of Engineers and is calling for reform.

Hawley has raised concerns about the historic flooding. Watch the video here.

“The Army Corps of Engineers is an agency in search of a plan. After my meeting with the Corps, I am even more alarmed at the agency’s lack of clear priorities: agency leadership detailed eight different priorities, many in tension with one another, none of them integrated into a clear operating plan. The Corps is hamstrung on the one hand by radical environmentalist lobbyists that are forcing the agency to prioritize wildlife over farmers. This is made worse by the fact that Congress has failed to give the Corps a clear ranking of priorities or clear orders on how to achieve them. What is abundantly apparent is that we can’t go on like this. We need to consider serious reforms. These might include an overhaul of the Corps’ master manual or perhaps placing the Corps in another agency altogether."
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)

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