Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) applauded the announcement that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2014 Work Plan includes $4.5 million for the Ohio Riverfront Project in Cincinnati.

“The Cincinnati Riverfront Project is a great public safety initiative that will highlight the beauty and excitement of our great city,” said Portman. “The Ohio River is a treasure to the region, and this federal funding will go a long way to help in flood mitigation and erosion control, allowing residents and visitors to enjoy the Queen City.”

Portman has visited the Riverfront Park site in the past and has met with the leadership of the Cincinnati Riverfront Park Board to express his support and assistance in securing federal funding. Portman’s office advocated for funding with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.