Sen. LeMieux: “United States Government Doesn’t Return the Phone Call”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) today called for the Obama Administration to take advantage of a greater number of offers of assistance in response to the Gulf oil spill disaster. During a speech on the floor of the United States Senate, LeMieux noted of the 56 offers of assistance from foreign countries and international groups, 46 remain "under consideration" according to a chart compiled by the U.S. State Department dated June 18, 2010. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection puts the number of oil skimming vessels off the coast of Florida at 20 as of June 21, 2010.