Senator met with Brigadier General Antoinette Gant, the South Pacific Division Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to keep focus on completing infrastructure-funded projects
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with Brigadier General Antoinette Gant, the South Pacific Division Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to underscore the need to complete projects funded by the Sinema-led bipartisan infrastructure law, like the Winslow Levee, and other key projects like Rio de Flag on time to meet environmental and economic goals. Sinema also stressed the need to utilize expanded funding for the Section 595 Environmental Infrastructure program – which Sinema helped secure in the 2022 Water Resources Development Act – for critical drought mitigation and response projects.
“My bipartisan infrastructure law makes groundbreaking investments ensuring Arizona communities in every corner of our state can thrive for generations to come. Now, we’re focused on getting the job done by ensuring the timely completion of key projects,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the bipartisan infrastructure law.
During the meeting, Sinema and Brigadier General Gant spoke about the need to increase coordination and cooperation to complete critical projects funded by the Senator’s infrastructure law on time. The projects warrant timeliness given their significant environmental and economic implications.
Sinema’s bipartisan infrastructure law – legislation she negotiated and championed through Congress – directs funding to complete projects strengthening Arizona’s environmental resilience such as the Winslow Levee and Rio de Flag.
Last year, Sinema visited the Winslow Levee and discussed her work securing full funding for the project – a top priority for the region – in her historic infrastructure law. The new Winslow Levee will protect the town of Winslow and surrounding communities from flooding that harms hard working Arizona families and that has the potential to disrupt supply chains throughout the country.
In September 2022, Sinema announced that $32,460,000 from her infrastructure law was awarded to the City of Flagstaff – including funding to complete the Rio de Flag flood control project, which has been a top priority for Arizonans harmed by flooding in the community.
The Sinema-led law invests a historic $12 billion for flood mitigation and an additional $8.3 billion to build and strengthen water infrastructure throughout the American West.