Saturday, March 28, 2020
The bill sent almost $675 billion to the Defense Department, including $606.5 billion in base discretionary funding, $17 billion more than last year. 
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. 
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. 
Six months into his second term in the U.S. House, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., is starting to prove himself a force in the Democratic majority as his proposal allowing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, better known as “DREAMers,” to work for the federal government and more than 55 proposals in the federal minibus.
Rubio and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., 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).”
Steube’s office noted last year “the DOD determined veterans who participated in the Enewetak Atoll cleanup (ECUP) were not exposed to harmful levels of radiation” but “ECUP Vets, along with representatives from NAS, expressed concern about these findings in a meeting of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee last year—specifically citing issues with methodology and assessment in the DOD’s review.”
“Veterans are the teachers, engineers, scientists, and inventors who will lead us to a brighter future,” said Klobuchar.
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.
Several members of the Florida congressional delegation are being told they will no longer be able to get office space inside of Veterans Administration (VA) buildings. 
“After serving our country, too many veterans are experiencing mental health issues, substance abuse, and homelessness, which can often land them in the criminal justice system. Veteran treatment courts provide the counseling, care, and support veterans need to help address these challenges and more successfully transition to civilian life,” Crist’s office noted.