Sunday, May 16, 2021
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., introduced the “Flood Mapping Modernization and Homeowner Empowerment Pilot Program Act” with the support of Rubio and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.
Hurricane Preparedness week kicked off Sunday, May 9th and goes into Saturday, May 15th. The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1st and ends November 30th.
Steube announced he was backing U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan’s, R-Fla., “Protecting Local Communities from Harmful Algal Blooms Act" and U.S. Rep. Brian Mast’s, R-Fla., “South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act.”
On Friday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Benjamin Friedman, the deputy undersecretary for operations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), urging the agency to work directly with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to provide any federal assistance needed in its investigation into allegations of tiger shark abuse in Citrus County.
Murphy introduced the bill last week with Mast and U.S. Rep. Marilyn Strickland, D-Wash., as co-sponsors. 
Rubio was the chief sponsor in the Senate while Soto introduced it in the House and the two men reintroduced the proposal at the start of this year. While the U.S. Senate passed the bill at the end of last year the measure did not gain much traction in the U.S. House and failed to cross the finish line.
In his letter, Scott urged Haaland to continue DOI’s commitment to banning oil drilling off Florida’s coasts, combatting the threats posed by Communist China and standing up for America’s energy independence to protect American jobs.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has brought back his proposal for the U.S. Commerce Department to increase regulation on the international shark trade. Rubio has been pushing the “Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act” since 2018 and he reintroduced it...
The Greater Tampa and Citrus County Solar Co-ops both selected May Electric to install solar panels for the groups. Co-op members selected May Electric through a competitive bidding process over nine and seven other firms, respectively. The group has extended...
This week, the Florida delegation in the U.S. House, led by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., brought back the “Florida Coastal Protection Act” which make the current ban on oil drilling off the...