Thursday, June 24, 2021
Gaetz introduced the ‘‘Doolittle Raiders Post Office Building” bill this week in commemoration of the 79th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid during World War II.
The Florida Homes Builders Association (FHBA) stressed these types of lawsuits are putting many contractors and subcontractors out of business.
In the letter to the leaders of the U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the members urged the committee to provide robust funding for key restoration projects, citing the importance of the Everglades ecosystem for providing clean drinking water to 8 million Floridians, creating jobs, and supporting the regional economy.
The program, administered by DEO, allows local governments to develop large-scale infrastructure projects to make communities more resilient to future disasters.
“The Public Housing Fire Safety Act would create a program at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide grants to public housing authorities that wish to retrofit older high-rise apartments. Additionally, it would collect data on the status of sprinkler installations and submit a report to Congress on the presence of automatic sprinkler systems in public housing, with recommendations to improve fire safety,” Rutherford’s office noted.
The funds reimburse FDEM for costs associated with deploying personnel from dozens of law enforcement agencies throughout the state to assist with security, traffic control and other law enforcement functions in counties that were designated for federal disaster assistance after the storm.
The funds come from the $1.9 trillion stimulus package that Congress passed and President Joe Biden signed into law.
This directive promotes transparency and accountability and requires the Division of State Fire Marshal to create a website where members of the public can submit complaints relating to construction materials blasting as well as review the status of complaints.
Biden showcased the plan on Wednesday, offering some of the details of it.
FDC is receiving $6,458,521 in reimbursement for the cost of responding to the disaster. This is the completion of an expedited project, initially awarded in August 2019 at 50 percent of eligible costs incurred.