Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Last week, two Republicans in the Florida delegation focused on environmental issues, launching a new caucus and showcasing efforts to combat climate change.
The two senators sent a letter to U.S. VA Sec. Robert Wilkie on the matter on Thursday after the hurricane hit parts of the Big Bend and the Panhandle. 
With Tropical Storm Gordon expected to turn into a hurricane and hit the Mississippi coast on Tuesday night, Gov. Rick Scott told residents of the Panhandle to be ready for the storm’s impact.
With Hurricane Dorian expected to strike Florida in the coming days, Gov. Ron DeSantis crossed the state on Thursday, trying to get the Sunshine State ready for the storm.
On Wednesday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce activated its Hurricane Center which it defined as “a one-stop storm preparation center for families, businesses and visitors.”
During Hurricane Irma, Oklahoma sent an 11-person team to Monroe County to assist with local disaster response,” the governor’s office noted on Thursday. 
With Hurricane Dorian ready to hit the Sunshine State, AAA is calling on Florida residents to prepare.
Republican U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Francis Rooney, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Director Cissy Proctor and Clewiston Mayor Mali Gardner joined U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leaders in the tour. 
“Our military families deserve safe living conditions on base and we must ensure their rights are protected. I am eager to see the results of this important study and look forward to acting upon the GAO’s recommendations,” said Bilirakis.
Not surprisingly, DeSantis garnered the applause of officials he appointed to his administration. Just as predictably, DeSantis drew jeers and fire from the left.