Monday, August 10, 2020
With the help of U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., this week, Congress came to an agreement on the final 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which was cleared by the conference committee on Monday. Congress is expected to pass the NDAA later this week.
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.”
“In 2018, Florida’s waterways were afflicted with a serious outbreak of toxic algae which at its height, according to NOAA, covered nearly 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee,” Rooney said.
At the start of the year, Rubio and Klobuchar 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).”
Cambodia has been unfairly subject to a punitive U.S. foreign policy for a long time. 
On Monday, Rubio paired up with U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-WV, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Ed Markey, D-Mass., Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Ron Wyden, D-Oreg., bringing out a proposal to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith who were killed in the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.
The Florida Republican pointed to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report which found “of the $6.2 million set aside for suicide prevention outreach in 2018, [his] department somehow only managed to spend $57,000, or less than 1 percent of the total funding allocated for this purpose... "
The 65th Infantry, which mostly consisted of Puerto Ricans, was one of the most decorated units in the Korean War and its members were praised by Gen. Douglas MacArthur for their “brilliant record of heroism in battle.”
n June 2019, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., introduced the “Ryan Kules Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act” which he showcased on Tuesday.
Pose will present a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal Award to Bobby Simmons, a Korean War vet and the brother of Pvt. Irvin Simmons who served in the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment better known as the Borinqueneers and was killed at the end of the war.