Saturday, July 24, 2021
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate joined the U.S. House by passing two bills with $1.4 trillion in appropriations, including $738 billion for defense, as Florida’s two senators joined in passing one but clashed over the other. 
Gaetz introduced the “Joseph Ainsworth Act” which “would change the Net Worth Limitation in Section 1522 of Title 38 by creating an age exemption for veterans older than 99 years old” on Thursday.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., wrote a letter in support of the Navy’s Tactical Combat Training System II to Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, James Geurts.
Back in March, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley’s, R-Mo., proposal making sure federal employees do not have TikTok on their smartphones.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Jason Crows, D-Col., brought out the “Veterans Sentinel Act” which would establish a pilot program in the VA’s Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) which would be “focused on veteran on-campus suicide and attempted suicides."
The work plan includes funding for water resource and navigation projects that are of importance to communities throughout the state, and also builds upon the recent, unprecedented progress towards the restoration of Florida’s Everglades through projects like the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP).
Last week, Bilirakis paired up with U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., to bring back the “Major Richard Star Act”.
In March, the Pentagon's Special Event Team initially sent AMVETS approval to use the Pentagon parking lot for their annual Rolling To Remember Memorial Day event only to revoke that approval a week later, citing a "routing error" and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Dunn has been focused on another front on the matter, writing to members of the Trump administration, urging them to support the area and keeping F-22 Raptors based at Tyndall.
Last week, Bilirakis was named as the top Republican on the U.S. House VA Economic Opportunity Subcommittee.