Congressman Trey Radel visits Cape Coral
CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The second Saturday every month, The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) holds a breakfast. The Calusa chapter meets in Cape Coral.
"Our organization is made up of active and retired military officers," said Bill Deile, President of Calusa Chapter.
Deile shares with me the club's biggest concerns.
"Our concerns are national defense, government spending and keeping the force robust, making sure enough pay and benefits attract people to join the army."
On Saturday, the group invited guest speaker Trey Radel to breakfast. He was recently elected to US Congress and represents Florida's 19th Congressional District. Radel spoke about being a Washington newcomer.
"It's exciting. We have tremendous challenges ahead of us, but excited to face challenges and work ahead," said Radel.
He addressed talks of the President wanting to cut healthcare benefits for the military. Radel also sees other challenges ahead.
"We have everything from debit crisis to sequester which means major cuts across the board to huge questions like how are going to save medicare and save society and that's exactly what we're working to do."
Radel says he might be new, but reassures this early morning crowd he will be a refreshing voice a for the people.
"We need to make sure there's a voice for those veterans and active duty members here today," said Radel.