Wednesday, November 20, 2019
After being named to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee last week, Crist added a few new perches this week as he is now sitting on some of the Appropriations subcommittees. 
The Knicks center was scheduled to be in London for a game against the Washington Wizards but refused to make the trip for fear he could be attacked or poisoned by Turkish spies while in Great Britain. 
With Democrats now in charge of the chamber, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee will spend much of the next two years taking aim at President Donald Trump
Scott noted there are almost 4,900 Coast Guard members in the Sunshine State who have been impacted by the shutdown.
“House Bill 219 would require a minimum term of incarceration for solicitation of prostitution offenses involving victims of human trafficking. Florida has the third highest number of human trafficking cases in the country, trailing only California and New York,” Overdorf’s office noted. 
On Tuesday, Rubio showcased the “Freedom to Compete Act” which, his team noted, “would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) to prevent employers from using non-compete agreements in employment contracts for certain non-exempt employees.”
The South Florida Republican led that subcommittee from 2015 until the Democrats took over the House at the start of this year. 
Elected to lead the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) this past weekend, state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, has some big challenges even as the state GOP continues to ride high. 
Scott took to the national airwaves on Tuesday, appearing on Fox News where he ripped the federal government--even though a fellow Republican is in the White House and he sits in a GOP caucus that controls the Senate. 
Shalala, who was named to the powerful U.S. House Rules Committee earlier this month, was the only Florida Democrat to be included in the new assignments.