Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continued the fight to pass his proposal giving survivors of terrorist attacks automatic deferments on their student loans. Rubio first introduced the “Terrorism Survivors Student Loan Deferment Act” back in September 2016 after...
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla. teamed up with U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) to launch the Campus Free Speech Caucus on Capitol Hill. Cammack, who has been in Congress for six months,...
Scott introduced the resolution at the end of last month with the support of U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Mike Braun, R-Ind. 
In recent years, these members of the Florida delegation have championed the “Veterans Education Empowerment Act” which would create Veteran Student Centers at higher ed institutions across the nation. Supporters insist their bill “will give a boost to student veterans transitioning from military to civilian life.”
The money comes from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Head Start Emergency Supplemental grant which was approved through the “American Rescue Plan,” the $1.9 federal stimulus passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden at the end of March. 
The firm established the scholarship program last year, inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The scholarship program recognizes deserving students in low-income, high-crime neighborhoods who are committed to breaking the cycle of poverty and gun violence through the pursuit of higher education.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., paired up with the Florida Farm Bureau to showcase the work of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) North Florida Research and Education Center in Live Oak.
These investments include $550 million to continue elevating minimum teacher salaries, as well as $215 million to provide all of Florida’s eligible public school principals and teachers with $1,000 disaster relief payments.
The program will help expand access to behavioral health care services by recruiting and training new mental health professionals to serve the most vulnerable populations in Central Florida.
Perlmutter’s bill will “study the potential mental health effects of active shooter drills in K-12 schools” and “will help inform and identify best practices in order to maximize the effectiveness of school safety drills while minimizing the trauma to students and staff members.”