EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County delegation of elected officials and government representatives to address the idling of U.S. Steel’s Granite City Works and illegal trade practices will meet with federal officials Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
The meetings originally were scheduled for Jan. 26 but were cancelled because of a severe winter storm in Washington, D.C., and along the East Coast.
In addition to Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan, the delegation includes Granite City Mayor Ed Hagnauer, Madison County Administrator Joe Parente, Madison County Economic & Community Development Administrator Frank Miles and United Steelworkers officials from Granite City and Washington, D.C.
The delegation will meet with Illinois’ U.S. senators, Richard Durbin and Mark Kirk, and with members of the county’s regional congressional delegation: U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (15th Congressional District), Rodney Davis (13th Congressional District) and Mike Bost (12th Congressional District).
The delegation will also meet with Congressmen Pete Visclosky (Indiana’s 1st Congressional District), Ann Wagner (Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District), Jason Smith (Missouri’s 8th Congressional District); Trey McKenzie, legislative director for Blaine Luethemeyer (Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District), and with officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission and representatives of the American Iron and Steel Industry.
After returning from Washington, D.C., Dunstan will conduct a media briefing to address the talks in Washington, D.C.