Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Hastings and Woodall unveiled the “Civics Learning Act" which “increases funding for innovative and evidence-based civics education programs serving K-12 students and teachers, as well as empowering local schools to develop a curriculum tailored to their needs.”
Donalds’ office announced that he “has filed legislation to allow apprenticeship training providers to request money directly from the state via a grant program” this week. 
Wilson said she would use her new perch to focus on labor issues. 
“Determined to put the focus on educating students over enriching for-profit companies capitalizing on Florida’s public school system, state Senator Janet Cruz has filed SB 584 and SB 586...in an effort improve the safety standards of Florida’s schools and ban for-profit management of Florida’s charter schools,” her office noted. 
“I am excited to be appointed to two subcommittees that will allow me to better serve and strengthen children’s education, labor rights and pensions, and the health of employees in the private-sector,” Shalala said on Tuesday.
Cruz isn’t the only state senator looking to expand elected positions in the Cabinet.
This week, Hastings, the dean of the Florida delegation and the vice chairman of the U.S. House Rules Committee, unveiled the “Ending Corporal Punishment In Schools Act.”
From his perch on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees taxes, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is championing a proposal to simplify the federal financial aid process by letting the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) share a student’s financial records with the U.S. Education Department. 
Lawson and U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., teamed up last week to bring out a bill ensuring more United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) apprenticeships are available to veterans. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., is also backing the bill. 
Rubio and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., unveiled the “Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act” which, they insist, “would assist veterans re-entering the workforce by directing the National Science Foundation to encourage veterans to study and pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).”