Wednesday, July 15, 2020
About a week ago, one of the country’s largest health insurance companies sent a signal flare that should catch the attention of every doctor, patient and lawmaker in America.
Forcing America’s exit from Venezuela would likely be seen as a major foreign policy gaffe. American companies operating in Venezuela create prosperity and stability for their workers and America is perfectly poised to help the country rebuild after Maduro’s government finally collapses. 
Groups like the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA) and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) note a large percentage of Florida construction firms are having a rough time filling positions. Because of that, these groups want the White House to ease up on restrictions dealing with immigration.
The event focused on the Trump administration’s efforts to protect American farmers including the impact of the USMCA trade agreement. The event also showcased an event that will be held in Plant City next month from the U.S. Agriculture and Commerce Departments and the Office of the United States Trade Representative which will focus on agricultural trade issues. 
"Crude and gasoline futures prices were sent into a tail-spin overnight, hitting lows that haven’t been seen since 2016,” AAA noted.
Orange County voters will decide if the sales tax will increase by a full percent from 6.5 percent to 7.5 percent with the new revenue penciled in for ongoing transportation needs.
Crist introduced the “Coast Guard Retirement Parity Act” with U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., and the Tampa Bay congressman’s office offered some of the rationales behind why Coast Guard retirees should be included in the Military Retirement Fund. 
Rubio and Scott are looking to change the federal Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to “authorize the president to reimburse local governments for qualified interest payments on loans from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for recovery and mitigation efforts as the result of emergency natural disasters.”
The governor said more than $2.2 million from the Hurricane Michael State Recovery Grant Program will be sent to the county to repair two bridges. The bulk of those funds--almost $1.6 million-- will go to repair the Hutchinson Ferry Bridge that collapsed in September while $676,750 will be used to repair the Little River Bridge.
Yoho’s office insisted the bill “will bring relief to America’s farmers and ranchers who are struggling to find steady, reliable labor.”