Ros-Lehtinen Working On Solutions For Keys Issues
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Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, senior Member of the Florida Congressional Delegation, continues working steadily on finding common sense, practical solutions for Keys issues.
Last weekend, the Congresswoman held a town hall meeting with residents whose properties are on a "do not build" list. Ros-Lehtinen invited officials from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, FEMA and Monroe County officials and she and her staff will continue working on this vexing issue.
On Monday, the Congresswoman, and her DC Chief of Staff, Arthur Estopinan, dived to the Aquarius Undersea Laboratory along with scientists from NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary Program. This laboratory is the world's only undersea scientific facility with the goal of investigating changes to corals and overall marine life in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
The Congresswoman is a fierce supporter of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and votes for continuous and federal protection for these fragile marine ecosystems.
And yesterday, the Congresswoman met with Key West Firefighters as well as with residents of Bahamas Village and Commissioner Clayton Lopez regarding their pressing issues.
Said Ros-Lehtinen, "Keys issues of affordable housing, wastewater treatment, and access to affordable health care are important themes because they directly affect our middle class and low income bracket families. It is imperative that we continue searching for practical solutions to our problems, not Democratic or Republican solutions, but rather those that will provide assistance to the countless families that are going through difficult economic times trying to make ends meet.
We have so much work left to do. I look forward to continue laboring on the peoples problems and assuring them that we are hard at work."