Biden, Wasserman Schultz to visit Panama

MIAMI (AP)Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are traveling to Panama to discuss the expansion of the Panama Canal.

Schultz has advocated expanding Port Everglades and the Port of Miami, saying they play a crucial role in South Florida’s economy. Republican Gov. Rick Scott has also rallied around Florida port expansions.

The Panama Canal expansion will double the capacity of the canal and allow significantly larger ships to call on U.S. ports.

Biden and Wasserman Schultz, D-FL, will also meet with Panama’s president Ricardo Martinelli during Monday’s visit.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

Kids Rock Science presented by Tampa Bay Water & TECO - at MOSICome be inspired by STEM exhibits at CW44's Kids Rock Science presented by Tampa Bay Water and TECO Saturday, April 15th from 10a-2p at MOSI.
Fake News: Tips On How to Distinguish it from the Real ThingTeachers from elementary school through college are instructing students on how to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to online news, after an election season that saw made-up stories abound.

Listen Live