Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is pleased that the House approved legislation that extends critical funding for Coast Guard operations to support the brave men and women whose tasks range from providing coastal security to drug interdiction and marine safety.
Ros-Lehtinen's District includes a large swath of Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach and the Florida Keys, with over 265 miles of coastline. Ileana's District also includes two of the largest Coast Guard sectors in the US, Sector Miami and Sector Key West. The Congresswoman has been a strong and long term advocate of the Guard and believes that their work is an important component of our national security apparatus.
Last year, Ileana spoke on the Floor of the House in support of this bill, at that time she said "We can all agree that the brave men and women of our oldest, continuous seagoing service deserve more than just our respect and admiration. They deserve the appropriate funding to carry out their important missions. I urge all my colleagues to recognize the crucial need to protect our nation by strengthening the United States Coast Guard."