Gaetz’s office insisted his plan “recognizes that a national commitment to innovation, competitive markets, and the deployment of advanced energy technologies will help the United States as the global leader in clean energy."
Mast and Rice noted that almost 350,000 women in the Armed Force have deployed since 9/11 and they have reeled in more than 40 cosponsors on Capitol Hill and several veterans groups behind their proposal.
“These grants provide funding to defense-dependent communities to support advocacy and military community relations,” the governor’s office noted on Friday.
The two congressmen who represent Jacksonville--Democrat U.S. Rep. Al Lawson and Republican U.S. Rep. John Rutherford--want to make the POW/MIA Memorial and Museum at Cecil Field into the “national memorial and museum to honor all former prisoners of war and those still missing-in-action.”
When they brought out the bill, Spano pointed to the large number of veterans in Central Florida including more than 100,000 of them in Hillsborough County.
“Every American should be greatly concerned about last month’s terrorist attack that killed three brave sailors in Florida,” Scott said on Wednesday. “It is unthinkable that any American business would refuse to offer their resources to help get to the bottom of an attack on our nation."
With more than 1.5 million veterans in the Sunshine State, Florida is looking to ease their entrance into higher education.
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., the chairman of the U.S. House Asia and Pacific Subcommittee, introduced the resolution. U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., the top Republican on the subcommittee, is cosponsoring the resolution.
Waltz teamed up with U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, D-NM, in rounding up more than 30 members of Congress in writing U.S. Defense Sec. Mark Espier on the matter. U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and John Rutherford signed the letter which was sent out on Thursday.
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.