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.