On the last full day of the Trump administration, the U.S. State Department made that designation on Tuesday.
Chanel Dionne, a trafficking survivor and Jacksonville victim advocate, received the 2020 Human Trafficking Summit Survivor Advocate of the Year Award from the Attorney General and the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking last October.
Republicans in the Florida delegation sent a letter to Barton on the matter. Democrats representing the Sunshine State also sent Barton a letter on it.
At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis provided an update on Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution progress, highlighting steps the state is taking to increase vaccination sites and put Florida’s seniors first.
On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and new U.S. Reps. Carlo Gimenez, R-Fla., and Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the incoming chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, the current chairman and slated to remain the top Republican on it, on the matter.
At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the acting chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., requested information from Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe regarding how the intelligence community is preparing for the inauguration of incoming President Joe Biden on Wednesday.
The congresswoman, who served at the Pentagon during President George W. Bush’s administration offered some of the details of the “Security Clearance Improvement Act” on Friday.
“The funds, which are being released in two separate disbursements ($20 million and $65 million), will be used to provide rental assistance, support emergency shelters, and conduct street outreach programs to connect unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness with local housing and other essential services,” the governor's office noted.
Last week, members of the Florida congressional delegation sent a letter to Operation Warp Speed (OWS) officials requesting it increase Florida’s vaccine allotment to account for seasonal residents, which would improve access for Floridians.
Dunn, a doctor based out of Panama City, served on the U.S. House Agriculture and the Veterans Affairs Committees during his first two terms.