Hoeven Pushes for Support of ND Flood Projects from Top Army Corps Nominee
WASHINGTON– Senator John Hoeven today met with Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, the nominee to be Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Chief Engineer of the U.S. Army, to ensure the Corps’ continued support for North Dakota flood projects. Hoeven was joined by Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken.
Hoeven expressed the importance of progressing flood protections projects, including permanent flood protections for Fargo-Moorhead and Devils Lake.
“The key is that we’re able to keep these projects moving along,” Hoeven said. “The Corps is very vital to us. We recognize that you have a lot of places to cover, but we want to make sure our relationship is in place.”
Bostick said he was aware of North Dakota’s flooding challenges, and that he planned to visit the state if he is confirmed to the position.
Bostick was nominated to head the Corps on April 5. If confirmed by the Senate, he will replace outgoing Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp who has led the Corps since May 2007.
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