Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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. 
Starting as a stream and moving through the Okefenokee Swamp, the St. Marys River flows for more than 125 miles and serves as much of the border for Florida and Georgia. Every day, thousands of people drive over the St. Marys on I-95 without being aware of its historical significance.
Scott noted there are almost 4,900 Coast Guard members in the Sunshine State who have been impacted by the shutdown.
Ride organizer John Stalzer with One Is Too Many served in the War on Terror and knows returning can be difficult for servicemembers as they try to adjust to life back home and as a civilian.
“Current law prevents servicemembers and their families from seeking justice when hurt or killed due to medical malpractice,” said Crist on Wednesday.
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.”
Freshman U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., isn’t happy with how a VA medical center in Lakeland is coming along. 
Dunn has been focused on another front on the matter, writing to members of the Trump administration, urging them to support the area and keeping F-22 Raptors based at Tyndall.