Fighting for Florida

Earlier today Senator Rubio held a field hearing in Pensacola examining oil spill recovery efforts. Constituents gathered with the Senator to listen to testimony from local and state officials, business owners and fishermen.

The hearing, held in the Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College, focused on the spill’s environmental and economic impact as well as problems with the BP claims process.

Panelists for the hearing included Agriculture Commissioner Adam H. Putnam, Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Chairman Collier Merrill, business owners Joe Gilchrist and Carlos Faught and National Association of Charterboat Operators (NACO) President Captain Bob Zales.