The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is sending $800 million to Alabama, Florida and Georgia and almost of those funds will be used to help the timber industry in the Panhandle which was devastated by Hurricane Michael last year.
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., is pushing Congress to extend the solar investment tax credit (ITC).
Pairing up with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., back at the start of April, Rubio introduced the “Federal Advance Contracts Enhancement (FACE) Act” which “would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure more effective use and management of its advance contracts for goods and services” and “requires federal preparedness actions to be coordinated with states and localities to prevent gaps in recovery efforts from occurring.”
On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis continued his focus on Everglades restoration, visiting the C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) site and activating the pumps to fill the manmade wetland with water.
This week, freshman U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., led a letter with more than a dozen members of the Florida Delegation to the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee requesting an update to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) formula to ensure adequate funding for Florida’s water quality projects.
On Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis showcased the efforts of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to remove Burmese pythons from South Florida.
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balalrt, R-Fla., is one of the main supporters on Capitol Hill of the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act” which reforms the current H-2A agricultural guestworker program and creates a merit-based visa program while mandating the use of E-Verify to check immigration status.
On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the site of the Caloosahatchee (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir to break ground on the embankments and canals to complete this Everglades restoration project.
The funds come from FEMA’s Public Assistance program. Seminole County will receive almost $14.5 million while Orlando will get $3 million.
This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a permit to Everglades National Park for the removal of 5.45 miles of roadbed along the Tamiami Trail.