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Ros-Lehtinen Pleased With Passage Of Legislation

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Ros-Lehtinen Pleased With Passage Of Legislation

That Seeks To Improve Digital & Wireless Technologies

At Our Higher Education Learning Centers

Washington, DC -Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, senior member of the Florida Congressional delegation, is pleased with passage of legislation that would improve access to digital and wireless technologies at major South Florida higher education centers and throughout the country. The "Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Act" was approved by a vote of 331 to 59.

This legislation will establish a program to assist eligible Hispanic Serving Institutions such as Florida International University and Miami-Dade College in acquiring digital and wireless networking technologies to improve the quality and delivery of educational services at such institutions.

Said Ros-Lehtinen, "I am pleased to vote in favor of this important legislation that will give our higher education centers the resources they need to provide the best education possible to our young men and women. If this bill is approved and sent to the President for his signature, it will be a step forward in assuring that our college and university students are equipped with the best possible tools to compete in the global economy of the 21st century."


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