Thursday, July 29, 2021
Estimates hold that PEPFAR initiative has helped more than 14 million people across the world. 
When he introduced the proposal on Tuesday, Mast compared open burn pits and toxins to Agent Orange.
At the State Board of Education meeting at the end of last week, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart presented Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega with more than $1 million to help first-generation college students and students interested in healthcare. 
Getting ready to take over in Tallahassee next week, DeSantis announced the appointment on Friday afternoon. 
“While surveying the area, I met with former Fairfax Street Wood Treaters employees who are, sadly, extremely ill from the chemicals they were exposed to while working at the plant,”  Lawson said. “It is unfortunate that it has taken this long to remedy this problem, but I am confident this is a move in the right direction.”
Towards the end of last week, Mast unveiled the “Hepatitis Exposure Prevention Act” (HEPA) which will “increase access to the hepatitis A vaccination by directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to administer the vaccine for free in communities designated by the governor of a state as at risk of a hepatitis A outbreak.”
"This will not only save the program, which is dangerously close to going bankrupt; It will save our aid for the people who need it most."
While she is still in her first year on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., the first South American-born member of Congress, leads the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Women’s Task Force which was formed at the start of the year. 
U.S. Representative Charlie Crist’s, D-Fla.,“Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act” passed the U.S. House this week.
Towards the end of last week, Mast unveiled the “LEAD VA Act” which, he insists, “improve leadership at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers” by directing the VA and the U.S. Defense Department to look at creating a proposal having senior Armed Forces offices be the directors of VA medical centers.