Senators Challenge Army Corps on Its Readiness for Missouri River Flooding
Glenwood, Iowa -- A bipartisan group of US Senators pushed Army Corps of Engineers leaders on Wednesday to explain why western Iowa is again underwater thanks to Missouri River flooding. Iowa Senator Joni Ernst convened a filed hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in Glenwood. Ernst was joined by fellow Iowa Republican Senator Charles Grassley, Kansas Republican Jerry Moran and New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand in conducting the hearing. Maj. General Scott Spellmon and John Remus with the Army Corps of Engineers were called to testify about flood preps along the Missouri River.