Thursday, March 4, 2021
The bill would drastically change American election laws, including restoring voting rights to felons, loosening voter ID laws and having all states automatically register voters.
Fried also urged the governor to open vaccines to farmworkers, agricultural and food production workers, and other essential workers who face elevated risk of COVID-19 illness. The governor’s current executive order opens vaccines to teachers only over age 50.
Rubio brought back the bill on Wednesday with Scott’s support. Other backers include Republican U.S. Sens. Mike Braun of Indiana, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, John Kennedy of Louisiana and Ben Sasse of Nebraska.
The bill will increase access to Service Dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)" through creating a “competitive grant program through the Department of Veterans Affairs for organizations, such as K9s for Warriors in Ponte Vedra, to pair service dogs with veterans suffering from PTSD.” The grants will not exceed $25,000.
Back in April 2019, Crist first introduced the “Sunshine Forever Act,” a bill “that would add another ten years of life to the Solar Investment Tax Credit” which “would allow for an additional decade of increased solar power generation and innovation across the country” on Tuesday.
This funding would build upon the $250 million for Everglades restoration that Scott fought for and secured from the Trump administration last year and ensure continued support for federal and state efforts to preserve and protect Florida’s environment for future generations.
The caucus has more than two dozen members and is lead by U.S. Reps. Jared Golden, D-Maine, and Van Taylor, R-Texas.
At the end of last week, DeSantis announced the launch of a resiliency initiative for Florida schools to emphasize key character development skills including volunteerism, teamwork and problem-solving.
Frankel’s proposal has the support of her fellow leaders of the DWC including U.S. Reps. Veronica Escobar, D-Tex., Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., and Jackie Speier, D-Calif. U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., is also backing the bill. Over in the upper chamber, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is championing the companion bill.
“I join my colleagues and our nation in mourning the tragic passing of Mr. Vernon Jordan. During his sixty years of public service to this nation, he relentlessly fought for equal rights and rose to prominence as a civil rights activist. Through his steadfast efforts to end segregation Vernon became a notable leader in American politics.