Latham named to Missouri River Working Group


September 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Congressman Tom Latham has been named to a congressional working group that will help give citizens in seven states a voice in managing the Missouri River. Latham says in a news release issued Tuesday that the management of the river by the government has superseded the needs and lives of the communities and states along the river. Latham says citizens deserve a voice in the process as the government looks toward a new management plan and the congressional working group will be a resource for citizens to be heard. He says he will bring the thoughts and concerns of Iowa residents to the discussion to ensure any new plan is focused on flood prevention in Iowa communities.