Friday, June 5, 2020
Back in May, Dunn brought out the “Future Defense Artificial Intelligence Technology Assessment (DATA) Act” which would have the U.S. Defense secretary report to Congress on how the Pentagon plans to use AI. Dunn‘s proposal was brought into the NDAA as an amendment.
Rubio got some help from the Sunshine State last week as U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-NC, to bring out the House version of the bill.
Last week, two Republicans in the Florida delegation focused on environmental issues, launching a new caucus and showcasing efforts to combat climate change.
First elected to Congress in 2016 when she defeated longtime U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., Murphy has grown increasingly prominent during her second term in Congress, including being named to the leadership of the Blue Dog Coalition and claiming a seat on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.
On Thursday, freshman U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., sent a letter to FEMA Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor expressing her concern over the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) risk rating methodology.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., added the amendment to the House version of the NDAA. According to Crist’s office, the amendment “requires the military to work with agencies like NOAA and NASA that track our changing climate, to incorporate flooding and sea level rise projections into their plans for building new military installations and fortifying current ones.”
A Republican congressman from Florida has been named to a group of congressional representatives working with Mexican legislators. U.S. House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., named U.S. Rep. Ross Spano to the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group (IPG) on Thursday.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., score a win this week as their proposal to move veterans into the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields is building traction on Capitol Hill.
This week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it was sending more than $86 million to the Sunshine State to help Florida recover from Hurricane Irma which hit back in September 2017.
Back in 2016, the state government agreed to look at replacing Kirby Smith. Two years later, the state government agreed to replace Kirby Smith with Bethune.