Wednesday, October 23, 2019
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., who served as the vice-chairman of the U.S. House Veterans House Committee when the GOP controlled the chamber, and freshman U.S. Mike Levin, D-Calif., hosted a hearing on  “Combating Veteran Homelessness in the Tampa Bay Area.
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.
With help from Florida’s two U.S. senators, the FY2020 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations bill and the FY2020 Department of Defense Appropriations bill cleared the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee with $200 million for Everglades restoration and funds to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base. 
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. 
Freshman U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., isn’t happy with how a VA medical center in Lakeland is coming along. 
With strong support from members of the Florida delegation, the U.S. House passed two bills this week to ban energy exploration off the coast of Florida in the eastern Gulf and off the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. 
On Thursday, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., wrote Col. Andrew Kelly, the Jacksonville District commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, urging the Corps to avoid discharges to the C-44.
U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., has spent most of the past year calling on the federal government to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base which was damaged heavily when Hurricane Michael hit Florida back in October.
As the Trump administration gets ready to shift defense funds over to build a wall to help control illegal immigration at the southern border, on Thursday, a key ally of the president stressed his support of the decision.
With the Trump administration planning to move defense funds to build a wall to help control illegal immigration at the southern border, a Florida congresswoman holding a key post on Capitol Hill is pushing back.