“At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship,” Wasserman Schultz’s office noted.
This initiative is focused on encouraging Floridians to return to the workforce, helping employers attract job seekers, and continuing to fuel the state’s economic growth.
The letter comes as the European Union tariff on American whiskey is scheduled to double to 50 percent in June.
“The funds will be provided through the U.S. Treasury Department’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program. The program was created by the historic American Rescue Plan that was passed by Congress to provide emergency funding for local governments as they cope with budget gaps and recover from COVID-19,” Lawson’s office noted.
The letter urged the establishment of a public-private task force by the end of May to develop a risk-based, data-driven roadmap for safely reopening international travel to the U.S.
“Nearly 45 million Americans—including 2.6 million Floridians—have student loan debt, and the burden can be economically and emotionally crushing,” said Murphy. “I’m proud to co-lead this bipartisan bill with Congressman Kinzinger to give student loan borrowers another tool to alleviate this burden.”
This past legislative session, Patronis supported an increase in state funding for pandemic protections for firefighters via the agency's existing Cancer Decontamination Grant Program, so fire departments can buy lifesaving equipment to further protect firefighters from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.
The congressman’s office insisted the bill would help save jobs in the hospitality industry, stressing the damage the pandemic has caused that sector.
"We do not have time for a so-called ‘China Bill’ that is nothing but a collection of half-measures and studies. Instead, an actually meaningful China bill is what we need. And I believe most members here want it, and I believe we can get to it in a bipartisan way. But to do so, I think it needs to have six things."
Community Project Funding requests may be included this year as a part of the larger bill Congress is expected to pass that determines how federal funding is spent in 2022. Members of Congress were asked to suggest direct federal funding for up to ten local governments or nonprofit organization programs located in their district.