Thursday, June 24, 2021
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., sent a letter to President Donald Trump, which every member of the Florida delegation signed.
USF beat out more than 50 applicants across the nation for the funds which will be used for “advancing research and education programs that address the nation’s critical transportation challenges.”
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. 
Crist voiced his continued concern for the health and safety of military families, including those residing at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, as they suffer from unsafe living conditions in poorly maintained family housing.
LYNX will use the funds to cover operating expenses, maintain service levels, and provide greater flexibility for transit personnel to take leave during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will also be used by LYNX to clean its buses and bus stations in order to minimize the chance that LYNX customers and employees could be exposed to COVID-19.
Earlier this year, Mucarsel-Powell pressed FEMA for more help to help South Florida recover from Hurricane Irma which hit the region three years ago.
The CDBG-CV program is designed to help local governments prepare, prevent, and respond to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 with the governor’s office noting that $92 million is available.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it has approved four projects totaling more than $7.8 million for the state of Florida to reimburse for eligible costs of permanent repairs following Hurricane Michael.
The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee received more than  2,000 Member Designated Project Requests, and all four of Crist’s requested projects were approved for full funding, totaling nearly $25 million for Pinellas.
“The goal of the ISF is to help Florida evolve from a state that has witnessed school and workplace violence that has claimed dozens of lives, to a state that has among the safest schools and places of employment in the nation,” the new group noted on Wednesday. “The ISF will focus and champion solutions in four key areas: safer schools, safer workplaces, mental health, and public safety.”