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Ros-Lehtinen Meets With Assistant Secretary Of The Army Woodley To Discuss Monroe's Wastewater Issues

Location: Monroe County, FL

Ros-Lehtinen Meets With Assistant Secretary Of The Army Woodley To Discuss Monroe's Wastewater Issues

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a senior Member of the Florida Congressional delegation, met over the weekend with John Paul Woodley, who is the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. During this meeting, Ros-Lehtinen raised several important issues related to funding for the Florida Keys Water Quality Project.

Ros-Lehtinen and the Secretary spoke about the urgent need to get the City of Layton reimbursed for work it had done on the wastewater project as the City was under the impression that they would be reimbursed. Ros-Lehtinen informed the Secretary of her disappointment with this issue and the Secretary responded by saying that language had to be inserted into the proper legislation to get the City reimbursed. Ros-Lehtinen told the Secretary that she would be working with the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to ensure that such language is inserted.

They also discussed the need to ensure that all Army Corp agreements are signed in a timely manner and re-programmed funds are programmed back into any project which they affect.

Said Ros-Lehtinen, "Secretary Woodley understands the serious situation facing Monroe and their wastewater project. He has demonstrated a willingness to help us but we need to provide him with the tools so that he may take corrective action. I will be working closely with my colleagues in the Transportation Committee to try our best to get Layton reimbursed for their incurred costs and I will also continue to be a tireless advocate of the Florida Keys."


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