Saturday, May 30, 2020
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., wrote GSA on the matter this week. The two congressmen called on GSA to use those per diem rates through at least FY 2022, insisting doing so would help Florida’s tourism industry, though they would prefer GSA to use those rates until FY2026. 
Mast insists the bill, “would ensure that individuals are able to re-contribute all 2020 required minimum distributions back into their retirement accounts.”
Get Ready, Florida!, the statewide hurricane safety initiative, released a poll on Thursday looking at what residents of the Sunshine State are thinking as hurricane season begins on Monday.
The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), developed a P-EBT program to automatically issue benefits during the month of June to more than 2.1 million children who have temporarily lost access to free and reduced-price school meals during COVID-19-related school closures.
“I’m convinced that without Chinese Communist Party deception the virus would not be here in the United States,” said Graham when he brought out the bill. “China refuses to allow the international community to go into the Wuhan lab to investigate. They refuse to allow investigators to study how this outbreak started."
The Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday starts on Friday, May 29 and lasts until Thursday, June 4.
The Office of Economic and Demographic Research (EDR) released a report on Tuesday showing revenue in Florida dropped $878 million below estimates last month and is now down more than $675 million compared to this time in 2019.
U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., lead the Congressional Pollinator Caucus. They wrote U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue on the matter last week.
Florida’s farmers and ranchers are integral to our nation and our domestic food security, and it is vital to provide them with support during this public health crisis,” Rubio said. “USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide much-needed relief to the farmers and ranchers who are responsible for the resilience of our nation’s domestic food supply. Florida’s farmers and ranchers are hurting, and I will continue to fight for them.”