WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., urged R.D. James, the nominee for Assistant Secretary of the Army, to help advance comprehensive flood protection in North Dakota.
The senator introduced James to the flood study in the Minot region and the work to secure flood protection for the Red River Valley, stressing the importance of these efforts to the long-term security and well-being of families and businesses in the regions.
“Continuing to secure support from officials and nominees is an important part of keeping this process moving forward and preventing delays for our flood protection efforts,” Hoeven said. “This meeting was about ensuring Mr. James understands our flood protection needs early on in his confirmation process so that he is ready to advance these priorities for our communities right after his confirmation. That aligns with our work to ensure the corps has the funding and flexibility it needs to build comprehensive flood protection for Minot region and the Red River Valley.”