Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Backed by the Estuary Caucus, Posey was able to add the funds as part of the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill. 
Scott had been updated about the hurricane by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and talked to the governors of Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia to offer assistance. 
With his first term almost finished and now headed into a second one, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., scored a win this week as his bill transferring land on Jupiter Island from the U.S. Coast Guard to the Hobe...
Rooney unveiled a proposal to “amend the Stafford Act to include algal blooms in the definition of a ‘major disaster,’” which would bring FEMA in. Florida was hit by toxic algae and red tide last year. 
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will fund infrastructure and workforce training programs in small and rural communities in the Sunshine State, including some hit by Hurricane Michael in October. 
On Friday, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a $99.7 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Miami-Dade County “to finance advanced wastewater infrastructure upgrades."
More than six months after Hurricane Michael slammed into Northwest Florida, recovery efforts are continuing. On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., met with Panama City officials as he tries to get a relief package through Congress. 
On Thursday, freshman U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., sent a letter to FEMA Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor expressing her concern over the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) risk rating methodology.
In the letter, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., called on Trump to ensure that full federal resources are made available for the safety of the American citizens in Puerto Rico.
Fine championed a similar proposal last year but was not able to get it across the finish line.