Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Wasserman Schultz brought out the “Save Our Springs Act," a bill “designed to blunt negative impacts on the state’s springs, put a price on industry actions that are often environmentally harmful, and re-direct the tax revenues to invest in public drinking water infrastructure projects” on Tuesday and weighed in on why she had introduced it.
Rubio and Scott are looking to change the federal Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to “authorize the president to reimburse local governments for qualified interest payments on loans from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for recovery and mitigation efforts as the result of emergency natural disasters.”
With the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning about drug shortages due to coronavirus impacting China, a congressman from the Sunshine State is backing U.S. Rep. Scott Peters’, D-Calif., “Preventing Drug Shortages Act.”
This week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis, who is also the state fire marshal, held a roundtable event with Orlando firefighters, local officials and first responders to discuss the importance of preparing for the possible spread of the coronavirus in the Sunshine State. 
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted for a bill authorizing $8.3 billion to ready for and combat coronavirus.
Only two members voted against the bill, as both U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., and U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Col., objected to it. Thirteen members, including U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., did not vote on the bill.
On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced the treatment of lychee trees in Miami-Dade County, the first of eight Florida counties undergoing eradication, for lychee erinose mite (LEM) to protect trees and crops from severe damage.
With more coronavirus cases being reported across the nation, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is calling for offering free tests for anyone experiencing symptoms.  
With recent reports about dark sediment in the water of St. Cloud residents, a congressman from the Sunshine State has obtained a promise from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test its safety and fix the problem.
On Monday, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis, who is also the state fire marshal, met with first responders in Gainesville to focus on coronavirus readiness.