U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., announced this week that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is sending funds to Central Florida to help law enforcement and mental health programs in the region.
On Monday, Mast showcased the “Prioritizing Revised Operations To Eliminate Cyanobacteria Toxins in Florida (“PROTECT Florida”) Act which “requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize public health, including prevention of toxic cyanobacteria, the integrity of the Herbert Hoover Dike, Everglades restoration and tribal water quality laws.”
The storm is expected to strengthen before possibly making landfall Wednesday in Florida’s Panhandle. Florida’s price gouging law applies to sales within counties covered by the declared state of emergency.
Along with staff from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management Division and local officials, Rubio toured the St. Lucie Lock and Dam. After the tour on Thursday, the Florida Republican weighed in on the matter.
Scott said that DEP will send those funds to Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties to help mitigate the effects of red tide.
Lee County in Southwest Florida will be getting the bulk of the funds, around $2 million, with $750,000 headed to Manatee County, $190,000 to Collier County and almost $100,000 to Sarasota County.
Founded by then U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., back in 2016, the Climate Solutions Caucus’ mission is “to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and to explore bipartisan policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate.”
“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.
The storm is expected to grow in intensity on Monday and hit the southeastern coast--namely the Carolinas--later in the week.
The resolution was sent to the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Wednesday.