Friday, September 25, 2020
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. 
The governor’s office highlighted the threat pythons pose to the Everglades.  
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., the chairman of the committee, and U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif., the chairwoman of the subcommittee, announced the promotion on Thursday.
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., sent a letter to President Donald Trump, which every member of the Florida delegation signed.
This week, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., steered the proposal through the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that he chairs. “This legislation provides authority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to carry out water resources development projects and studies, as well as policy direction to the Corps for implementation of its civil works missions,” DeFazio’s office noted.
With toxic algae continuing to plague the Treasure Coast, freshman U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., is urging congressional leadership to bring bills to the floor for votes. On Thursday, Mast called on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to...
The proposal will establish permanent funds for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) permanent and send almost $22 billion for deferred projects on federal lands, including those at the National Parks and the Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund.
Scott said that Pinellas County, which has already gotten $1.3 million to help mitigate the impact of red tide, will receive an additional $2 million from DEP while Lee County is penciled in to receive an additional $1.1 million.
This week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler tapped Mary Walker as regional administrator for Region 4 which includes Florida, Alabama Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Gaetz’s office insisted his plan “recognizes that a national commitment to innovation, competitive markets, and the deployment of advanced energy technologies will help the United States as the global leader in clean energy."