MacDill Air Force Base Getting Improvements Under NDAA

On Monday, U.S. Rep Kathy Castor, D-Fla., announced MacDill will now be the home of  a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot simulator to continue to train Air Force personnel. 

Bill Posey’s Mortgage Finance Reform Building Momentum

Posey has reeled in two cosponsors including one from the Sunshine State as U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., who is not running for another term but is still part of the House leadership as senior deputy majority whip, is backing the proposal. 
al lawson

Al Lawson Tries to Bring a VA Hospital to Jacksonville

Last month, Lawson held a roundtable event with First Coast veterans and noted that, while there is a VA clinic in Jacksonville, the nearest VA hospitals are in Gainesville and Lake City. 

Gus Bilirakis, Peter Welch Get Funds for Burn Pit Victims

With more than 140,000 members of the Armed Forces and veterans exposed to burn pits, a Florida congressman is working to ensure the federal...
Rick Scott

Rick Scott Heads to Kuwait to Honor National Guard, Army Reservists for July 4th

Scott announced on Sunday that he will head to Kuwait to meet with members of the Florida National Guard and Army Reservists from Orlando stationed at Camp Arifjan and Camp Buehring.
john rutherford

John Rutherford Headed to Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee

After claiming a seat on the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee last month, freshman U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., has been assigned to a subcommittee that should boost the First Coast’s military community. 

Adam Putnam Looks to Compete in Ron DeSantis’ Backyard

Putnam opened up his Jacksonville campaign office on Saturday, just north of DeSantis’ district and one of his chief areas of support.
john rutherford

John Rutherford: Defense Appropriations Bill a Win for the First Coast

The bill sent almost $675 billion to the Defense Department, including $606.5 billion in base discretionary funding, $17 billion more than last year. 
Darren Soto

Darren Soto Gets More Funds to Protect Nation’s Electric Grid in First ‘Minibus’ Bill

This is the first of three expected “minibus” bills House Republicans are expected to take up in the coming weeks in response to the Trump administration’s calls for less spending and criticism of hastily passed omnibus bills. 

Coast Guard Cutters Decisive, Dauntless Headed to Pensacola Naval Air Station

The Coast Guard is currently making infrastructure improvements to accommodate to port the ships. They will be involved in battling drugs and search and rescue operations in the area. 
105,042FansLike