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Congressman Kevin Yoder

Representing the 3rd District of Kansas

Chairman Yoder Tours Kansas and Missouri Rivers

Oct 31, 2018
Press Release

Overland Park, KS – Homeland Security Appropriations Chairman Kevin Yoder (R-KS) completed a tour this morning of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers with the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The trip highlighted Coast Guard safety operations and Corps of Engineers projects in the Kansas City area. Chairman Yoder was joined by Kansas City, KS Mayor David Alvey, Fairfax Drainage District, and the Kaw Valley Drainage District. After the tour, Chairman Yoder issued the following statement:

“The Kansas and Missouri Rivers are the lifeblood of our region, and I was pleased to see firsthand the impacts that federal investment in these rivers has on the Kansas City metro area. The levees in Kansas City protect billions of dollars in assets and many lives from disastrous floods. Currently, hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding through the Army Corps of Engineers are being invested in raising and improving these levees, providing safety and peace of mind for the residents and businesses of our community. The Missouri River also fills a crucial role in our region’s transportation infrastructure, moving massive amounts of grain from Kansas farmers and helping our producers get their products to market efficiently. I would like to thank the Coast Guard and the Corps of Engineers for the insightful tour, and for the outstanding work they do every day to keep our rivers safe from floods and operational for commerce.”