DeSantis called for $360 million each year for Everglades restoration.
Three months after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Panhandle, parts of that region are continuing to recover--and state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is calling for more funds and a sales tax exemption to help speed up the process.
“Coastal management is an integral part of preserving our pristine beaches. This legislation will ensure that our unique natural resources are properly maintained and protected for generations to come,” Mayfield said on Friday.
“I am excited to serve on these subcommittees and work on the issues that South Florida sent me to Congress to tackle: fixing our broken immigration system, keeping our country safe and our waters clean, and increasing our resilience to fight against climate change,” she said on Thursday.
Crist was also named to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee earlier this month.
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., sent a letter to President Donald Trump, which every member of the Florida delegation signed.
Weighing in on her new assignment, the South Florida Democrat said she planned to use her new post to help rebuild infrastructure and to push green alternatives to traditional energy.
After being named to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee last week, Crist added a few new perches this week as he is now sitting on some of the Appropriations subcommittees.
Other members of the Florida delegation backing the bill include Democrat U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist, Lois Frankel, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Stephanie Murphy and Republican U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney.
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.