Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt are teaming up to bring the Delta Queen back to the Mississippi River.

The historic riverboat hasn't cruised the "Mighty Miss" for 10 years.

But legislation, just approved by a Senate Committee, would allow the Queen to operate from its new home in Kimmswick.

When the plan was first announced last fall, supporters said it would generate $36 million a year for the local economy.

Photos: Delta Queen steamboat