The House has the opportunity to pass a bill extending the protections Senator Martinez and I sought against oil drilling off Florida’s coasts until 2022, and at the same time ensure oil rigs won’t interfere with our military’s testing and training exercises in the Gulf of Mexico.  In the next Congress, I’ll support extending leasing bans for the entire Outer Continental Shelf and I’ll work on energy proposals that will lessen our country’s dependence on foreign oil.