Tuesday, August 4, 2020
With the Trump administration pushing a federal bailout to help the economy dealing with the coronavirus threat, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is standing against plans to send federal money to businesses including airliners, casinos and other companies hurt by the outbreak. 
From her perch on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Trade, on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., paired up with U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, to call on congressional leadership to temporarily suspend tariffs as part of the federal response to coronavirus.
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.. sent a letter to Peter Navarro, the assistant to the president, requesting that the United States bring healthcare products and pharmaceutical manufacturing back to our country as soon as possible.
With reports from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) about a growing number of scams and fraud in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis offered tips for residents of the Sunshine State.
As the Legislature prepares to vote on a $93.2 billion budget, Gov. Ron DeSantis thanked legislators for making the Florida Department of Health eligible for almost $28 million in federal funds to respond to coronavirus.
On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by coronavirus and COVID-19.
On Monday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that the state unemployment rate hit a record low in January before coronavirus impacted the Sunshine State.
After speaking with Florida’s sheriffs and police chiefs, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence urging the administration to increase domestic production of personal protective equipment and make sure local public safety and law enforcement agencies have all the resources they need to stay safe from coronavirus while helping others.
On Saturday morning, the U.S. House passed a proposal trying to position the federal government to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
Gas prices in the Sunshine State continue to drop with more than 10 percent of gas stations across Florida seeing prices under $2 a gallon.