Mario Diaz-Balart Remains Top Republican on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations
The South Florida Republican led that subcommittee from 2015 until the Democrats took over the House at the start of this year.
Scott took to the national airwaves on Tuesday, appearing on Fox News where he ripped the federal government--even though a fellow Republican is in the White House and he sits in a GOP caucus that controls the Senate.
Along with state CFO Jimmy Patronis, Florida Director of Emergency Management Jared Moscowitz and First Lady Casey DeSantis, the new governor inspected the area and met with community leaders.
Former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., was sworn in as the 46th governor of Florida on Tuesday.
On Monday, his last full day in office, outgoing Gov. Rick Scott released a public letter outlining her accomplishments during his eights years in...
“What Reagan said many years ago still rings true, that the scariest words to hear are 'I’m from from the government and we’re here to help.' What we see time and again are ambitious and often well-intentioned government agents identifying a goal, affordable housing, and then creating policies that completely undermine that goal."
The money would be issued as matching funds for three types of projects.
On the whole, Scott did what he said would do and helped Florida’s economy bounce back after the Great Recession. This is one of the reasons why Scott is one of only a handful of Florida governors who moved on the Senate--something that plenty of governors failed to do over the past 173 years.
The governor’s office also noted that Arcadia is getting more than $300,000 from the Rural Infrastructure Grant Fund for waterline improvements and to improve Arcadia Municipal Airport which will help fund 27 jobs which include 15 new full time positions.
“The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, established by Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature in 2017, provides $85 million for improving public infrastructure and enhancing workforce training in Florida,” Scott’s office noted on Friday.
Finishing up his first term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced the funds would be headed to the PSTA on Wednesday.