Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) visited LR Falk Construction today as part of his annual 99 county meetings across Iowa. Grassley toured the site and held a question-and-answer session with 43 employees and community members
“LR Falk Construction, a third-generation family business in its 100th year, specializes in products ranging from road to landscape construction. Local construction companies are vital to providing infrastructure improvements in their communities, and I applaud their efforts to address Iowa’s need for better roads and bridges. Listening to Iowans at my annual 99 county meetings about the need for infrastructure investment led me to vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill to spur investment and economic opportunity for our state,” Grassley said.
“The infrastructure law that Senator Grassley supported is huge for us. The lifeblood of our business is construction, highways and bridges and without that funding, with what fuel prices are right now, things would be hurting more for the folks in the ag and construction economies. I appreciate Senator Grassley’s knowledge of what we need to make things work for us and all Iowans,” Lindsey Falk, president of LR Falk Construction, said.
Grassley discussed the recently passed bipartisan infrastructure law and how the money is being allocated for improvements in Iowa. The bipartisan law, which Grassley supported, is a significant investment in America’s roads, waterways, bridges, energy and broadband infrastructure. Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced five airports across Iowa would receive $27 million under the law’s 2022 Airport Terminal Program. This program will benefit communities in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Dubuque and Washington by providing essential airport improvement projects.
This is Grassley’s 42nd year of holding meetings in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties. Grassley has held at least one meeting in every county, every year since he was first elected to serve in the U.S. Senate. He takes questions on any subject. Iowans set the agenda.