Thursday, June 20, 2019
Aerospace giant Boeing is bringing its Space and Launch division to Titusville, adding manpower and services to a region where the company has done business for more than 60 years, the company announced this week.
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep Ted Deutch, D-Fla., as the chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism held a hearing on Iran.
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., reeled in more support for “Harmony’s Law” which his office insisted will “help prevent hundreds of rapists—who were convicted and found guilty of rape in the military—from being freed from jail on a misconstrued technicality.”
From his perch on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., the first Green Beret to serve in Congress, said he supports 1,000 more troops being sent to the Middle East as tensions with Iran continue to grow.
“It takes a special kind of person to put on the uniform and dedicate their life to serving our country,” Mast said. “Our brothers and sisters in arms should be able to serve our country knowing that we have their backs on and off the battlefield.”
Waltz, a member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, weighed in on the bill on Thursday and pointed to how he shaped the bill. The bill cleared the committee on a 33-24 vote.
“Senator Duckworth and I introduced bicameral legislation requiring DOD to review its in-use forms and make any necessary updates to ensure that no racially or ethnically insensitive terminology is in use,” said Hastings.
“Since 1968, North Korea has illegally held the USS Pueblo, and it is long past due that this vessel be rightfully returned to the United States’ possession,” said Steube. “There are veterans in my district and across our country that served valiantly on this ship, and we ought to honor their service by bringing this ship home.
Spano applauded the bill for including almost $9.5 billion for mental health services, almost $222 million for suicide prevention outreach and almost $1.9 billon for the VA to help homeless veterans.
This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., teamed up to bring out a proposal ensuring mental health coverage is not more restrictive than medical care coverage.