Thursday, May 28, 2020
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and the Select Intelligence Committees, toured the Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey and the United Kingdom to oversee federal programs last week.
With more than 1.5 million veterans in the Sunshine State, Florida is looking to ease their entrance into higher education.
The governor’s office offered some of the details on the new program which starts on March 2.
The first basing decision designates Duke Field as the preferred location to grow the 6th Special Operation Squadron (6 SOS) Aviation Foreign Internal Defense mission. The second basing decision designates Hurlburt Field as the preferred location for the addition of three to five A-29 aircraft.
The Navy’s FY 2021 budget request does not include funding for a tenth Block V submarine which “directly contradicts the National Defense Strategy and inexplicably delays the Navy’s goal of reaching 66 fast-attack submarines by 2048.”
“According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an average of 20 veterans commit suicide every day, and a veteran’s risk of suicide is 21 percent higher than an adult who has not served in the Armed Forces,” the congressman’s office noted.
This week, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, D-Ill., introduced the “Counting All Military Votes Act" which would ensure all absentee ballots cast by active-duty, overseas military personnel be shipped by Express Mail.
With Honor Action, which defines itself as a group “supporting military veterans who want to work across the aisle and put principles before politics while serving again in Congress,” announced on Thursday that it will spend $200,000 for digital and print ads.
At the end of December, the U.S. Senate passed Rubio’s version of the bill, which has presidential hopeful U.S Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., as the main cosponsor, without opposition. Dunn was able to get his version, which had U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., as a cosponsor, through the House at the end of last month without opposition.
More than 100 servicemembers have been with diagnosed traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) since the attack. That number has been steadily climbing since an initial report of no casualties.