Sunday, June 7, 2020
Lawson led a letter to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, on the matter.
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 recent spate of stay-at-home orders have impacted education with schools seeing a dramatic shift to online learning, a reality that may carry well into the next fall school year. This means children are far less likely to be seen directly by teachers, other parents and coaches who may be able to spot signs of abuse and report it.
Last week, Gillibrand introduced the “Bioeconomy Research and Development Act” with Rubio, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Col. and U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., as cosponsors.
Back in July, U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., introduced the proposal with the backing of U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Kevin Cramer, R-ND. The bill would authorize $10 million over the next five years to expand educational efforts about the Holocaust with the director of the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in charge of the new program.
Wilson wrote leaders from both congressional chambers, including U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the matter on Friday.
Lawson, who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee and helped steer funds from the $867 billion Farm Bill to send $14 million to 1890-land grant universities including FAMU, weighed in on the scholarships on Monday. 
“The UNF community has come together in unprecedented ways to assist our students during this challenging time,” said UNF President David Szymanski on Tuesday. “Executive leadership, faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends all uniting is what makes UNF such a unique and special place.”
This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., introduced the “Bringing Additional Nurses to the Fight Act” which, she claims, will “expedite the process for foreign-trained physicians to become nurses and address the healthcare worker shortage in the U.S., which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.”
Lawson pointed to $29,443,491 headed to the region which were part of $1.4 billion for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and colleges and universities serving low-income students. The funds were part of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package approved by Congress and the White House at the end of March to help the nation during the coronavirus pandemic.