Friday, January 17, 2020
On a 370-41 vote, the House passed U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez’s, D-NY, “Prison to Proprietorship Act” which Spano cosponsored. The bill would have Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) and Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) offer entrepreneurship training services to current prisoners in the federal system.
Mast announced on Monday that he filed the amicus brief with the support of some members of the Florida delegation including U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Charlie Crist, D-Fla., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Ted Yoho, R-Fla.
“As a former prosecutor and judge, I’ve learned one of the best tools we have to fight fraud and protect Floridians is to educate consumers so they can take steps to avoid falling victim," Moody said in a video touting the new site.
“According to the International Labor Organization, forced labor and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry globally with an estimated 40.3 million victims worldwide. With Florida hosting multiple high-profile events in the coming months, human traffickers may try to take advantage of the festivities to profit off the pain of others,” Moody’s office noted.
U.S. House members from both sides of the aisle who lead the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations, including a congresswoman from Florida, weighed in on the recent attacks made at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York. 
The governor’s office outlined the achievements in areas Nuñez oversees.
Crist introduced the “Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act” and his office offered some of the rationale behind the proposal.
Two Democrats in the Florida Legislature have proposed a statewide age limit for arresting children. State Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, filed a bill that would prevent children under the age of 12 from being arrested. The push comes after two six-year-olds...
“The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice is recognized as a national leader in evidence-based approaches to juvenile justice,” said DJJ Secretary Simone Marstiller on Wednesday. “Our achievements this year are just the beginning and illustrates our continued commitment to enhancing Florida’s juvenile justice system.
Three members of the Florida delegation are championing a proposal to have state courts notify the federal government when guardians are removed in order to keep them from collecting Social Security benefits.