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John Rutherford: Defense Appropriations Bill a Win for the First Coast

The bill sent almost $675 billion to the Defense Department, including $606.5 billion in base discretionary funding, $17 billion more than last year. 
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Darren Soto Gets More Funds to Protect Nation’s Electric Grid in First ‘Minibus’ Bill

This is the first of three expected “minibus” bills House Republicans are expected to take up in the coming weeks in response to the Trump administration’s calls for less spending and criticism of hastily passed omnibus bills. 

Coast Guard Cutters Decisive, Dauntless Headed to Pensacola Naval Air Station

The Coast Guard is currently making infrastructure improvements to accommodate to port the ships. They will be involved in battling drugs and search and rescue operations in the area. 

Bill Helping Disabled Vets With Higher Ed Costs Gaining Traction in Tallahassee

This week, state Reps. Daisy Morales, D-Orlando, and Christopher Benjamin, D-Miami Gardens, were able to get their bill helping disabled veterans with education benefits...

House Passes REMOTE Act to Help Student Veterans

Last week, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. David Trone’s, D-Mary., “Responsible Education Mitigating Options And Technical Extensions (REMOTE) Act.” The bill will help student...

State Rep Wants to Expand Educational Program for Florida National Guard

With the Florida Legislature ready to convene for its regular session at the start of the new year, state Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral Springs,...

Marco Rubio, Florida Delegation Want VA Immediately Review Veterans Pension Claims After Major Delays

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and most of the members of the Florida delegation in the U.S. House sent a letter demanding that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs immediately review the current Veterans Pensions and Survivors Pension claims processing system after Floridians experienced significant delays in obtaining timely benefits decisions since January 2019.

Rick Scott Will Donate Senate Salary to Navy SEAL Foundation

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., announced he will donate his fourth quarter Senate salary to the Navy SEAL Foundation, an organization dedicated...

Marco Rubio’s, Amy Klobuchar’s Bill Helping Veterans Move into STEM Jobs Clears the Senate

At the start of the year, Rubio and Klobuchar unveiled the “Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act” which, they insist, “would assist veterans re-entering the workforce by directing the National Science Foundation to encourage veterans to study and pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).”
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Brian Mast, Lara Trump Help Push the VA to Cut Animal Testing by 2025

At the start of the year, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee and lost both his legs during his service in Afghanistan, teamed up with U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., to unveil the “Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species (PUPPERS) Act”  which “will put an end to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ practice of performing painful and distressing experiments on dogs, including drilling into dogs’ skulls, inducing heart attacks, and collapsing their lungs.”

Florida Congressman Calls for Joe Biden to Resign

U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., called for President Joe Biden to resign on Monday. “President Joseph R. Biden has abdicated his responsibility and duties entrusted...

Marco Rubio Showcases Small Business, UNF in Jacksonville

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., headed to the First Coast to showcase a small business and meet with the president of the University of North Florida (UNF). 
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