WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, spoke on the Senate floor on the importance of passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues to support this trade agreement.
- The town of Winfield, W.Va., is receiving an $8.8 million loan to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant. The town will build a new headworks structure; improve mechanical systems; and improve grading, piping, storm drainage, sidewalks and fencing. This investment will benefit 1,055 residential users and 64 businesses.
- Tuscarawas County, Ohio, is receiving a $2.2 million loan and a $1.4 million grant to modernize the Wilkshire Hills water treatment facility, first constructed in the late 1970s. A third supply well will be added, and new pressure filtration equipment and master meters will be installed. These improvements will support current operations and accommodate future growth, including a planned expansion into the neighboring village of Bolivar.
- Maine’s Paris Utility District is receiving a $189,000 loan to repair sewer lines along the Billings Bridge in South Paris. Replacing the 46-year-old, 12-inch lines will provide more reliable wastewater service to the system’s 1,216 users.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host an Infrastructure Seminar in Hastings on October 3, 2019.
At the Infrastructure Seminar, Third District residents will be able to hear from a wide variety of Nebraska officials and stakeholders on the current state of infrastructure, plans for the future and resources available to communities; Panel topics included will be: “Workforce, Trade Skills Education, Economic Development,” “Rural Housing Development and Access Opportunities,” “Water and Energy Management and Infrastructure,” “Surface Transportation and Heavy Equipment,” and “Rural Broadband and Community Development.”
“Infrastructure is critical to our economy. More than just roads, infrastructure includes bridges, railroads, ports, irrigation, telecommunications, pipelines, and many other facilities. I am eager to hear about the state of our infrastructure from our special guests, and the residents of Nebraska’s Third District.”
Date: October 3, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Central Time
Location: Hastings Central Community College
Hall Student Union, Cottonwood Room
550 S. Technical Blvd.
Hastings, NE 68901
RSVPs are strongly encouraged if you would like to attend. Please RSVP at https://adriansmith.house.gov/rsvp. A live stream of the seminar will be available on Facebook Live at Facebook.com/RepAdrianSmith for those unable to attend in person.
For questions about these events, please contact Smith’s Grand Island office at (308) 384-3900.