Mississippi River Caucus launched in Senate

Friday, February 8, 2013 | 7:32 a.m. CST; updated 9:18 a.m. CST, Friday, February 8, 2013

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Senate is launching a bipartisan Mississippi River Caucus in an effort to encourage commerce and address issues such as flood mitigation and navigation concerns, two senators said Thursday.