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Miami Dade College to Host Congressional Hearing on Underperforming, Unused and Vacant Federal Assets

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Miami, March 6, 2013 - Miami Dade College (MDC) will host a field hearing titled Addressing Unused and Vacant Federal Courthouses:  A Case Study in Miami-Dade, Florida,” conducted by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations. The hearing will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 8, at the College’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.     

The hearing will examine the continued challenges with space utilization and overbuilding in federal courthouses, as well as the cost to taxpayers of underperforming or vacant properties, such as the David W. Dyer Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, which has been vacant since 2008.

In addition to offering more than 300 distinct degree programs, including several baccalaureate degrees, and hundreds of fine arts and cultural events, MDC has a longstanding history of hosting numerous senate and congressional hearings and panels over its more than 50 years.      

MDC to Host Congressional Hearing on Underperforming, Unused and Vacant Federal Assets

  • WHEN: Friday, Mar. 8, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • WHERE: MDC Wolfson Campus, Chapman Center (Room 3210, Building 3, second floor) 300 N.E. Second Ave

For more information, please contact Ramiro Inguanzo at 305-237-3141,


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