Friday, June 18, 2021
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.. focused on Middle Eastern affairs, calling on President Donald Trump to get tough with Iran and showcasing his support of Israel.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, spoke on the Senate floor on Tuesday about resolution concerning Presidential War Powers.
On Saturday, after the Trump administration reached a deal with the Taliban to end the longest war in American history, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., the first Green Beret to serve in Congress and a veteran who served in Afghanistan, expressed his skepticism about the agreement.
With the support of U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., last week, Rutherford proposed to amend the NDAA “to evaluate the effectiveness of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for female servicemembers.”
“We continue working to ensure Florida remains the most veteran-friendly state, offering programs that support Florida’s hardworking, well-trained, and skilled veterans who make great contributions toward Florida’s workforce and economy,” said DeSantis on Tuesday. “I encourage all veteran small businesses and entrepreneurs to take advantage of the state resources available to support their growth”
Florida’s two U.S. senators threw their support behind a proposal to have the U.S. Treasury create new coins to help the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
On Monday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody called on Congress to pass the “EAGLES Act” to reauthorize the Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) and have it do more with school safety. The proposal has strong support from the...
Several members of the Florida congressional delegation are being told they will no longer be able to get office space inside of Veterans Administration (VA) buildings. 
“Following many conversations between my office and the Interior Department, I’m glad to see the department has seen the light and reversed course. We should not, under any circumstances, put American national security at risk by using taxpayer dollars to purchase Chinese tech,” Scott said.
The bill sent almost $675 billion to the Defense Department, including $606.5 billion in base discretionary funding, $17 billion more than last year.