“Due to a reduction in traffic throughout Florida during the fight against COVID-19, FDOT will expedite crucial improvements to the state’s transportation system and provide much needed jobs,” the FDOT announced on Wednesday.
Scott called for the states to launch moratoriums on a host of financial transactions including mortgage and credit card payments.
Having passed a $2.2 trillion stimulus package to help the economy weather the coronavirus crisis last week, the White House and Congress are now abuzz about a potential $2 trillion infrastructure stimulus proposal.
The executive order will start on Thursday and will extend through all of April and will be all non-essential activities outside the home.
Scott also urged airlines to use taxpayer dollars they receive from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act wisely. His office promised Scott “will be vigilant in making sure any federal funds received from the CARES Act are not abused.”
Members of the Florida delegation weighed in on the U.S. State Department’s new effort to help Venezuela transition to democracy and remove the Maduro regime.
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russ Vought urging the administration to rescind billions of dollars of “wasteful and unrelated funding included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act so this money can instead be used to help American families.”
On Tuesday, U.S Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., called on U.S. Sec. of State Michael Pompeo “to take more forceful action to help retrieve his constituents who are stuck on foreign soil amid the global coronavirus pandemic.”
“As soon as Congress is back in session, there should be a hearing, along with a full investigation, to review whether American taxpayers should continue to spend millions of dollars every year to fund an organization that willfully parroted propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party,” Scott added.
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was sending funds to two community health centers in her South Florida district to help with the coronavirus pandemic.