Tuesday, January 15, 2019
During her congressional campaign--which she lost by more than 20 percent--Barzee Flores stressed her support of gun control and opposition to the National Rifle Association (NRA). 
Soto’s office noted the congressman will “legislate on a wide range of policy issues with key priorities for Central Florida” and pointed out that the committee “is the oldest continuous standing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and has the broadest jurisdiction of any committee in Congress, and oversees several federal departments and agencies.”
"The new year has breathed new life back into the oil market," said Jenkins on Monday.
AAA released its AAA Consumer Pulse survey this week and forecast a strong year for travel. The survey found that a vast majority of Floridians--84 percent--plan to take at least one vacation this year lasting three days or more, up 1 percent from 2018. 
Rooney unveiled a proposal to “amend the Stafford Act to include algal blooms in the definition of a ‘major disaster,’” which would bring FEMA in. Florida was hit by toxic algae and red tide last year. 
Along with state CFO Jimmy Patronis, Florida Director of Emergency Management Jared Moscowitz and First Lady Casey DeSantis, the new governor inspected the area and met with community leaders. 
“As chairman, my top priority is to pass bipartisan legislation that will expand economic opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs."
Ex-felons can now vote in Florida,  more Floridians using medical marijuana, and Florida congressional Democrats back raising corporate taxes. 
Rubio helped include a $343 million block grant for Florida citrus as part of a hurricane disaster supplemental package. 
New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came to power thanks in part to President Donald Trump and now U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and he showed no inclination of breaking ranks with his fellow Republicans on some core issues when he started his service in Tallahassee on Tuesday.