I am confident that this bill will pass through the Senate.  With 80 co-sponsors, it is clear that there is much bipartisan support.  The Upper Mississippi Modernization Act that is included in the Water Resources Development Act is especially important due to growing competition in the agriculture world.  We will find ourselves falling further and further behind if we don’t have the necessary infrastructure to get products down the river for export.  I was in Brazil earlier this year, and I can tell you that Amazon River has facilities that would put the Mississippi River to shame