Friday, July 10, 2020
At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin detailing a number of procedures and guidance that should be clarified within the Paycheck Protection Program.
“The $4.1 billion in federal funds received through the CARES Act will help ensure Florida secures critical resources as we continue this fight,” said DeSantis.
This week, members of the Florida congressional delegation from both sides of the aisle tried to push the federal government on a host of issues as it continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
This week, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced that airports in South Florida will get more than $342 million in federal funds from the stimulus package that the White House and Congress agreed to at the end of last month.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) released the unemployment figures for March, showing the first indicators of the economic damage the coronavirus pandemic caused.
On Thursday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) offered on update on the efforts made to enhance its unemployment assistance program due to the negative economic impacts presented by COVID-19.
Every Republican in the U.S. Senate outside of U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, who voted to remove President Donald Trump from office earlier this year, were named to the panel including U.S Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla.
It will not be easy – it will take strategic foresight, determination and diligence, and most importantly a commitment from everyone, but I know that after we heal the sick, we can also heal our broken economy and get back to work.”
Fried sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue urging him to send $9.5 billion in direct assistance to agriculture. The funds were included in the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package the White House and Congress agreed upon at the end of last month.
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., who served more than three decades as a large animal veterinarian and is now the top Republican on the U.S. House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, is a key backer of a resolution to close live wildlife markets and urges the “Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to cease spreading disinformation regarding the origins of coronavirus (COVID-19).”