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Rooney noted that the hospitals were getting funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) included in the federal stimulus package that the White House and Congress agreed to at the end of March.
The two senators wrote U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross on the matter on Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney wrote SVA Administrator Linda McMahon on the matter on Friday, urging her to make a declaration for Lee County. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan followed suit on Monday, focusing on Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties.
Last week, the freshman Republican sent letters to four U.S. Cabinet secretaries urging them to “visit Southwest Florida first hand so that they may personally assess the damage, meet with key local officials, and provide recommendations on how their agencies may be able to help."