Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Rep. Gaetz asked Esper whether the U.S. military is currently accepting new students into the program and urged him to make a public statement with information regarding the status of the program and if the application process has been halted.
“These grants provide funding to defense-dependent communities to support advocacy and military community relations,” the governor’s office noted on Friday.
This week, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., weighed in on foreign policy at the “Uniting for a Better Foreign Policy Luncheon.”
The four members of Congress penned an op-ed that ran in the Washington Post this week, explaining why they launched the new caucus. 
The two congressmen who represent Jacksonville--Democrat U.S. Rep. Al Lawson and Republican U.S. Rep. John Rutherford--want to make the POW/MIA Memorial and Museum at Cecil Field into the “national memorial and museum to honor all former prisoners of war and those still missing-in-action.”
From his perch on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., who served as a Green Beret, is pushing for answers on how powerful Islamic State (ISIS) terrorism is even as the Trump administration continues to make plans to take military personnel out of Syria. 
Both of Florida’s U.S. senators want to ensure the retirement savings of some federal employees aren’t in Chinese hands.
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.
Waltz, the first Green Beret to serve in Congress and a member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, introduced the “SFC Brian Woods Gold Star and Military Survivors Act” on Wednesday.
While, the Small Business Administration (SBA) launched a “Boots to Business” program in 2013 with “which the SBA advises veterans, current active military personnel, spouses, and dependents on how to start their own small businesses,” Scheider’s and Spano’s bill would fully authorize the program.