Monday, January 27, 2020
In the first week of the current legislative session, with the support of the GOP leadership, the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee unanimously backed a proposal that raised concerns from Second Amendment supporters.
Earlier in January, U.S. Rep.  Jenniffer González-Colón, R-PR, joined U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Posey and Donna Shalala, D-Fla., in touring the island. Posey offered his take on it last week. 
At the end of last week, U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced the latest round of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) candidates included in the “On the Radar” level of its “Young Guns” program. 
They also noted that the service members wounded in the attack also merit the Purple Heart.
The proposed Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards are expected to be released in the coming days. 
"It took almost the entire month, but gas prices are finally beginning to follow a more traditional trend of declining in January," said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group. "With the holiday travel season in the rear view and temperatures turning colder, Americans are not driving as much as they did a month ago. The lower demand has allowed gasoline stocks to swell.
U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., who leads the U.S. House Ethics Committee and the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, is working with U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, D-NY, and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-NY, on the resolution. 
With last week marking the 47th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, members of the Florida congressional delegation offered their thoughts on the issue of abortion, dividing on partisan lines over the issue. 
Last week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., spoke at the S&P Global Platts Aluminum Symposium and weighed in on how trade policies can hurt American medical manufacturing
Moody said Florida is about to see increased human trafficking. The key to cracking down on it will be enlisting the public’s help.  In particular, law enforcement has been working with truckers. Moody said that interstate highways are the main arteries to bring victims into the state.