Some of the questions posed were about the state of the inland
waterway system in the U.S. Addressing the need
for repairs along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River
Navigation System, Inhofe spoke about the possibility
of more public/private partnerships.
“We are looking into ways the private sector
can be more involved in partnering with
the Corps to fund aspects of repairs of our
waterway, as well as the twelve foot channel.
That is one of the issues that the WRRDA bill
addresses,” said Inhofe. Senator Inhofe said he supports passage
of the WRRDA bill, which is now in conference.