Rubio and Scott are looking to change the federal Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to “authorize the president to reimburse local governments for qualified interest payments on loans from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for recovery and mitigation efforts as the result of emergency natural disasters.”
This week, the Florida delegation urged U.S. Defense Sec. Mark Esper to select Florida as the permanent location for the headquarters of the United States Space Command (USSPACECOM).
Last week, Scott paired up with U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio to send a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor requesting that FEMA issue guidance to address the CDC’s coronavirus guidelines and procedures to keep Floridians safe and healthy in the event of a major storm.
At the end of last week, the two chairmen of the Florida delegation--U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla.--led a letter to FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor, urging him to immediately deliver supplies requested by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The Florida delegation on Capitol Hill is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to buy more produce from local farms as the nation continues to face the coronavirus crisis.
“Our nation is facing an unprecedented crisis. We, as Americans, have to come together to innovatively adapt and solve problems, and that’s exactly what USF Health is doing,” Scott said on Monday.
President Donald Trump has activated all aspects of the federal government to meet the outbreak and spread of coronavirus affecting Americans. President Trump acted quickly to ensure free testing for coronavirus and instituted key travel bans to halt the entry of infected people into our country.
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.”
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla. wrote a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis, state Attorney General Ashley Moody and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis requesting the Florida State Board of Administration and the Board of Trustees revisit its policy to invest state employees’ pensions in Chinese firms engaged in human rights abuses and a wide range of military-related activities, effectively funding the Chinese government and Communist Party’s efforts to undermine U.S. economic and national security.
With these endorsements, Putnam has the support of 17 of the sheriffs leading law enforcement agencies in Florida’s 67 counties.