October 28, 2003

Mr. Donald C. Strimbeck, Secretary

Upper Monongahela River Association, Inc.

P.O. Box 519 Granville, WV 26534-0519

Dear Mr. Strimbeck.

Thank you for contacting this Congressional office with a copy of your letter to my colleague, Congressman Alan Mollohan, in which you express support for efforts to keep the locks along the Upper Monongahela open. I appreciate hearing from you on this matters.

As you know, I stand ready to assist my good friend Congressman Mollohan on this matter. Rest assured, I will keep your views firmly in mind.

As always, your interests and concerns are very important to me. Thank you for contacting me with this matter.

With warm regard, I am


NICK J. RAHAIL, II Member of Congress