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Rep. Ed Schieffer

View from the Capitol, by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

 Posted on August 31, 2014 at 9:32 am

This week I want to share with you a copy of the speech I gave before the Mississippi River Commission on Monday, August 18 in Caruthersville, Missouri. Brig. Gen. Duke DeLuca, Corps of Engineers Commander, Mississippi Valley Division President, Mississippi River Commission Vicksburg, MS Dear Brig. Gen. DeLuca and Members of the Mississippi River Commission: My name is Ed Schieffer and I am State Representative for the Forty-First District of

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    Rep. Ed Schieffer

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     Posted on August 16, 2014 at 11:18 am

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