Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Community Project Funding requests may be included this year as a part of the larger bill Congress is expected to pass that determines how federal funding is spent in 2022. Members of Congress were asked to suggest direct federal funding for up to ten local governments or nonprofit organization programs located in their district.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Al Lawson, D-Fla., and Darren Soto, D-Fla., sent a letter signed by almost 40 members of Congress to Tai on the matter.
Steube announced he was backing U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan’s, R-Fla., “Protecting Local Communities from Harmful Algal Blooms Act" and U.S. Rep. Brian Mast’s, R-Fla., “South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act.”
In his letter, Scott asked how the Peace Corps will work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its volunteers and trainees around the world.
On 21Wilberforce’s International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard, which was released last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., garnered the highest score in the U.S. Senate while U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Ill., earned the top score in the U.S. House over then past two years. 
More than 20 protesters in Colombia have been killed by the police. 
On Friday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Benjamin Friedman, the deputy undersecretary for operations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), urging the agency to work directly with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to provide any federal assistance needed in its investigation into allegations of tiger shark abuse in Citrus County.
National Police Week recognizes those who protect our nation and the state of Florida, and those who have made the supreme sacrifice with their lives to protect the freedom of others and preserve law and order.
In his letter, which he sent on Thursday, Scott stressed the importance of expanding the availability of affordable housing, ensuring housing projects support American jobs and working to make sure every tax dollar spent provides the highest possible return on investment.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., formally launched his bid to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis and reclaim his old job. Crist’s announcement was the first domino to fall as Florida Democrats look ahead to 2022.