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Tommy Gregory Wants State and Local Government Buildings to Fly ‘Honor and Remember’ Flag

“With over 20 states already recognizing the Honor and Remember Flag, this is part of a national effort that Florida must be a part of. I believe flying this flag will be an important part of our state becoming the most veteran-friendly state in the nation."

Brian Mast Pushes Army Corp of Engineers for More Transparency on Health Risks from...

Mast’s bill would “require tests to be conducted to determine whether the water to be released from a flood risk management project is contaminated with cyanobacteria; and if the water is contaminated, require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to notify the public and affected governments of the contamination, planned discharge and potential public health effects before releasing the water.”

Gus Bilirakis Remains a Top Republican on Veterans Issues and on Whip Team

Last week, Bilirakis was named as the top Republican on the U.S. House VA Economic Opportunity Subcommittee. 

Marco Rubio: Hasty Withdrawal of U.S. Forces from Syria and Afghanistan is a Major...

In a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discussed the continuing threats faced by the United States from terrorist groups operating in Syria and Afghanistan, and on the risks that a hasty withdrawal of American forces from either country poses to our hard-won gains and the security of the United States and our allies.

Mike Waltz, Florida Delegation Urge SOUTHCOM to Keep Drug Task Force in Florida

The task force is a hub for coordinating drug interdiction efforts, not only between several American law enforcement agencies, but also among our partner nations in the region dedicated to stopping the trafficking of illicit drugs and dismantling of illicit and converging threat networks in support of national and hemispheric security.

Charlie Crist Wants to Reform Criminal Justice Treatment Programs for Veterans

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., has teamed up with U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY, to bring back the “Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act" which “would enhance state and local veteran treatment court programs that support the unique needs of veterans who find themselves in the criminal justice system.”
Army Reserve Lt. Col. Michael Waltz

Mike Waltz Warns if US Pulls Out of Afghanistan, Terrorists Will Hit Again

U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., the only freshman Republican on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee and who served several combat tours as a Green Beret in Afghanistan, took to the national airwaves to weigh in on the Trump administration and the Taliban agreeing “in principle” on a peace deal.  

John Rutherford Keeps his Seat on House Appropriations Committee

“I am eager to continue my role on the Appropriations Committee to ensure that precious taxpayer dollars are spent wisely while working to promote our national priorities, like a robust national defense, a secure border, and enhanced resources for our veterans,” Rutherford said.

Rick Scott: Coast Guard Members Not Being Paid in Shutdown is ‘Unacceptable’

Scott showcased his support for U.S. Sen. John Thune’s, R-SD, “Pay Our Coast Guard Act” which would “ensure all U.S. military members are being paid during the ongoing government shutdown.” The Florida Republican announced earlier this month that he is cosponsoring Thune’s proposal. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is also backing the proposal. 

Lockheed Martin, Veterans Florida Team Up to Hire More Veterans in Florida

“Veterans bring valuable leadership, skills, and a mission-focused mindset that are fundamental to fulfilling our commitment to customer success,” said Michael Williamson, a vice president of missiles and fire control for Lockheed Martin.

Florida Cabinet Approves Danny Burgess to Lead State Department of Veterans Affairs

Burgess is a captain and judge advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve. An attorney, Burgess served on the Zephyrhills City Council and as mayor of that town.

Marco Rubio Wants Captured ISIS Terrorists Sent to Guantanamo Bay

Rubio joined fellow Republican U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas in sending a letter to Trump on Tuesday, calling on the president to “send the worst of the ISIS fighters currently detained in Syria to Guantanamo Bay” and insisting that “doing so would prevent these dangerous terrorists from being released to commit further acts of terror.”
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