Tuesday, February 19, 2019
On Monday, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Executive Director Ken Lawson called for general contractors to assist the “Rebuild Florida” program which is a “long-term recovery effort to repair and rebuild thousands of homes of Florida families that were significantly damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma.”
Dunn wrote Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on the matter on Friday, noting that “Amazon’s HQ2 will bring 25,000 jobs and economic opportunity to a new city” and hoping Florida can benefit from New York’s loss. 
“Gas prices in Florida are very likely to rise this week. Oil and wholesale gasoline prices surged to their highest levels since November. This should drag the average price of gasoline anywhere from 10-20 cents higher in the near future,” AAA noted. 
Waltz expressed concerns about falling behind in the space race. 
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is doubling down in his efforts to push back against the communist regime in China. Last week, Rubio, who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, teamed up with U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto,...
With President Donald Trump planning to use executive action to fund building a wall on the southern border to control illegal immigration without congressional approval, members of the U.S. House representing Florida took sides on mostly partisan lines. 
Frankel made the announcement that the funds were included in the federal budget that Congress passed to avoid another government shutdown. 
Two freshmen representing Florida in the U.S. House are looking to change the federal shutdown process. This week, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., introduced the “Deadline Enforcement Act” which is his first proposal in Congress. Spano showcased the bill on...
Rubio and other Senate Republicans--including Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Joni Ernst of Iowa and Mike Lee of Utah--met with Trump, an advisor to her father in the White House, to talk about family leave on Wednesday. 
A heavy favorite to win reelection, Gelber showcased his accomplishments as mayor, including creating an inspector general’s office for the city, passing a GO Bond program to help more than 50 capital projects, education reform, expanding city trolleys and adding police officers to every public school.