Wednesday, August 21, 2019
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., announced he is part of the of the Republican Whip team which he served on from 2007-2014 but he lost his position due to breaking with the GOP over flood insurance. 
Florida is the third largest contributor to the F-35 program and also home to Eglin Air Force base where the F-35 is tested in addition to the training of Air Force and international partner JSF pilots and maintainers.
“The moment a family hears a knock on the door initiating them into the Gold Star community is a moment which changes their lives forever,” Waltz said on Wednesday morning.
“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.
“As a veteran, I’m committed to ensuring that veterans receive the care they deserve, and I know that sometimes that care can include medical marijuana,” said Steube when he brought out the bill.
As we Americans celebrate a long Fourth of July weekend, this is often a time when the nation’s thoughts turn to the members of our military forces who have the responsibility to protect our precious freedoms. For me, this year’s holiday is especially meaningful, as I prepare to be deployed sometime this year in a very different and challenging role: a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
“It’s clear Representative Ocasio-Cortez has never dealt with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or relied on them for care. If she had, she would know that their system is in dire need of reform" said Steube.
Galvano named Lynda Weatherman and Angela Drzewiecki to the board of Veterans Florida. He also kept Tom Rice, currently the treasurer, on the board. 
This week, Mast went to bat for Rob Jones, a Republican hoping to challenge freshman U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va. Jones, like Mast, lost limbs when he served in Afghanistan. While Jones served in the Marines, Mast was in the Army.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., spoke with U.S. Air Force Sec. Heather Wilson last week and offered an update on Friday, noting that the Air Force will resume nine of the 14 missions at Tyndall over the course of the next three months.