Friday, September 20, 2019
“For years, our nation’s outdated federal student loan system has saddled working-class Americans with mountains of debt and accruing interest that they are unable to repay,” Rubio said.
On Tuesday, the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations met for a hearing titled, “Lost Opportunities? SBA’s Engagement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.”
In bringing out the bill, Demings, who served as Orlando’s police chief and sits on the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, touted her experience in law enforcement as a reason why the bill should pass.
Robinson’s bill overwhelmingly cleared the House on a 113-2 vote. The bill is being backed in the state Senate by Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville.
“West Point is renowned for ensuring every cadet receives strong discipline, invaluable leadership skills, and a world-class education,” said Murphy. “It is a privilege to once again have a role in helping develop future leaders of character."
On Monday, EFI announced it was launching a Rural Marketing and Education Grant Program “aimed at increasing economic development activity in Florida’s rural communities and regions” with funds providing  “assistance for educational, technical and marketing-related goals.”
Southerland, now the chairman of Stand Up North Florida which defines itself as a “grassroots coalition that was formed to advocate for equitable allocation of resources to the region,” spoke before the state Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government on Tuesday about the region’s economic and environmental needs.
“Investing in our students’ success is the best investment we can make and one I take very seriously,” said DeSantis. “Since taking office, my administration has proposed bold initiatives to improve our state’s education system as well as our entire economy."
“It is imperative for the future of our society that our state colleges and universities protect a culture of free speech on their campuses,” said DeSantis. “Here in Florida, we are showing that we welcome debate and the exchange of ideas."
“The North Florida Community College project provides the opportunity for middle school students in high poverty rural areas to pursue their interest in STEM,” the congressman’s office noted.