Rubio showcased funds headed to Florida through the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill; the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill; and the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill. All of those bills cleared the Appropriations Committee.
Scott insisted Pacific Life Cable Network could ultimately threaten the freedom of Hong Kong and U.S. national security.
The funds will be used to help the small town, which is located on the Suwanee River on the Gilchrist County-Levy County border, improve its infrastructure to boost tourism and business.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is sending more than $10 million to Lakeland Linder International Airport in Central Florida.
“This announcement brings the total amount of FEMA funding awarded to Miami-Dade County to more than $137 million and Monroe County to more than $20.23 million,” the congresswoman’s office noted.
With help from Florida’s two U.S. senators, the FY2020 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations bill and the FY2020 Department of Defense Appropriations bill cleared the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee with $200 million for Everglades restoration and funds to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base.
U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., has spent most of the past year calling on the federal government to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base which was damaged heavily when Hurricane Michael hit Florida back in October.
“On the first day of classes, nearly 41 Duval schools experienced problems with poorly functioning air conditioning units,” Lawson added. “According to news reports, there were more than 119 open A/C work orders. Other problems include roof leaks, mold and degrading pipes. Additionally, many students have been forced to learn in portable classrooms. Safety is another concern altogether; the buildings aren’t secure."
The Florida Realtors released a report on Wednesday which showed almost 28,150 single-family homes were sold across the state last month, up 10.4 percent from July 2018.
Founded in 1992, HUD’s HOPWA Program offers grants to state and local governments and nonprofits for housing assistance and support to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.