Senator Paul Plans to Block Confirmation for Corps of Engineers Top Post

Feb 13, 2012

U-S Senator Rand Paul wants to delay the Senate Confirmation of Army Lt.General Thomas Bostick to become the Corp's Commanding General. The lawmaker from Bowling Green is unhappy with the Corp's performance in the Bluegrass State. Repairs on the Wolf Creek Dam, which impounds Lake Cumberland, have taken longer and cost more than expected. That project carries a price tag of  more than a half billion dollars.

Bostick had a recent confirmation hearing before the Armed Services Committee, but no vote was taken. A spokesman for Bostick did not immediately respond to Paul's intention to delay the confirmation.