12 December 2002

Dear Mr. Strimbeck:

Thank you for contacting this Congressional office to express your support for waterways funding for the Army Corps of Engineers. I appreciate hearing from you on this matter.

As you note, the Republican-led House of Representatives failed to pass authorizing and appropriating legislation for the Corps. However, rest assured that I will keep your views firmly in mind should the relevant legislation come before me for a vote in the next Congress.

As always, your interests and concerns are very important to me. Thank you for taking the time to contact me with this matter.

With warm regard, I am


Nick J. Rahall, II
Member of Congress