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Ros-Lehtinen & Wasserman Schultz Receive Support & Enthusiasm For Important South Florida Projects From Their Meeting With Commanders Of The US Army

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Ros-Lehtinen & Wasserman Schultz Receive Support & Enthusiasm For Important South Florida Projects From Their Meeting With Commanders Of The US Army Corps Of Engineers

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, senior member of the Florida Congressional Delegation, and her friend and colleague, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, today received support and strong enthusiasm for important South Florida projects after their meeting with Commanders of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Topics discussed were beach erosion, the Miami River Maintenance Dredging Project, Florida Keys Wastewater and the Port of Miami Dredging.

The meeting was a bi-partisan effort as all the projects discussed are of critical importance to the entire South Florida community.

John Paul Woodley, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Army, Civil Works; Major General Don T. Riley, Director of Civil Works, USACE; and Colonel Paul L. Grosskruger, Jacksonville District Commander, USACE were in attendance as well as Miami-Dade Commissioner Bruno Barreiro, who represents Miami Beach and Jorge Gonzalez, City Manager of Miami Beach.

Said Ros-Lehtinen, "I would like to thank Secretary Woodley, Maj. Gen Riley and Col. Grosskruger for taking the time from their busy schedules to meet with us. I commend the Secretary and the uniformed officers for their enthusiasm for our projects and their commitment to avoid bureaucratic delays.

I would also like to recognize my dear friend and colleague, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, for her strong leadership and input in all things and issues which affect South Florida. We are lucky to have such a tireless fighter in our corner. In short, every member of the Florida Delegation should be recognized for their relentless support of these projects. The importance of each and every one of these works cannot be understated as all of South Florida will see benefits from their completion."


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