Friday, August 14, 2020
Only two members voted against the bill, as both U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., and U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Col., objected to it. Thirteen members, including U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., did not vote on the bill.
The Florida Medical Association (FMA), which represents more than 25,000 doctors across the Sunshine State, offered praise for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ early efforts against coronavirus (COVID-19), including working with the medical community on the matter. 
With more coronavirus cases being reported across the nation, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is calling for offering free tests for anyone experiencing symptoms.  
Last week, Bilirakis paired up with U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., to bring out the “Major Richard Star Act.”
Waltz applauded Gov. Ron DeSantis for declaring Public Health Emergency in Florida after the cases were reported.
U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., continues to focus on TRICARE benefits for members of the National Guard and the Reserve.
n Sunday night, the department announced that “one adult resident of Hillsborough County and one adult resident of Manatee County” tested positive for coronavirus.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., a fellow member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on a resolution commending the work of GAVI and its partners for their efforts to expand vaccines and immunizations to the most vulnerable, especially children, in developing countries.
This week on Capitol Hill, two members of the Florida delegation with backgrounds in law enforcement unveiled a proposal to help “better train law enforcement for interactions with individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
On Wednesday, Patronis had an operational readiness call on coronavirus with the executive board of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association. Also on the call was state Rep. Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park,  who is a medical doctor and the chairman of the Florida House Health Market Reform Subcommittee.