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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...
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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.

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,...
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