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Mucarsel-Powell announces S. Florida airports will receive COVID-19 financial aid

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Florida Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) made an announcement today, informing that South Florida Airports would be receiving over $228 million as they face financial struggles as a result of the growing threat of COVID-19.

Alongside members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Florida lawmaker announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation would be awarding a total of $228,907,254 to South Florida airports in order to address the crisis that the aviation sector has been grappling with because of the virus. The funds aim to help airport operators meet persistent needs and to manage current construction projects.

In a statement, Rep. Mucarsel-Powell expressed that “the coronavirus pandemic has impacted every sector of our society, and I am pleased that we were able to include this much-needed emergency aid to airports in our district as they confront this health and economic crisis.”

She added that “South Florida is heavily dependent on these transportation hubs to receive critical aid and help our economy recover.”

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Mucarsel-Powell stressed that “we have to make sure they have the necessary funds to stay afloat during these tough times so our economy can return to normal when this crisis passes.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.