Crist introduced the “Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act” and his office offered some of the rationale behind the proposal.
Both of Florida’s U.S. senators want to ensure the retirement savings of some federal employees aren’t in Chinese hands.
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., is looking to add eight amendments, most of which are focused on veterans affairs, to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
While the NDAA is expected to top $740 million, much of the attention will be on proposals to rename military bases after Confederate leaders. President Donald Trump has threatened to veto any proposal which renames those bases.
“After serving our country, too many veterans are experiencing mental health issues, substance abuse, and homelessness, which can often land them in the criminal justice system. Veteran treatment courts provide the counseling, care, and support veterans need to help address these challenges and more successfully transition to civilian life,” Crist’s office noted.
Nelson, Rubio and Dunn wrote U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the ranking Democrat on the committee, on the matter. Rubio sits on the committee.
Currently, veterans living in Northwestern Florida have to drive more than 100 miles to receive inpatient care at the VA Gulf Coast Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi or be sent to local community hospitals as availability and funds permit.
Mast is considered a top target for Democrats in as they look to flip the House.
Florida Daily is offering an in-depth look at all of Republicans looking to challenge U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. The district includes Seminole County and the northern part of Orange County.
“The role of the Oversight and Reform Committee provides an important check and balance on the role and power of Washington,” said Franklin. “Serving on this committee will allow me to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the federal government. Congressional oversight is an integral part of our Democracy, and I am honored to be part of this process.”