Scott introduced the “American Privacy Protection (APP) Act” on Wednesday with U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., as a cosponsor.
As the recovery gets underway, charitable donations may be vital in helping restore the areas destroyed by the Category 2 storm. Moody asked Floridians to take steps to ensure their donations actually reach those who need assistance and do not go to scammers using the crisis to steal from good-hearted donors.
While the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) issued an emergency declaration on September 16, making immediate disaster aid available, neither the president nor the U.S. Department of Agriculture have yet issued disaster declarations that make critical federal resources available for the agriculture community’s recovery.
“Our right to peacefully assemble is one of our most cherished as Americans, but throughout the country we’ve seen that right being taken advantage of by professional agitators, bent on sowing disorder and causing mayhem in our cities,” said DeSantis. “I will not allow this kind of violence to occur here in Florida. The legislation announced today will not only combat rioting and looting, but also protect the men and women in law enforcement that wake up every day to keep us safe. I look forward to working with the Florida Legislature next session to sign this proposal into law.”
Last week, U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., introduced the “Stop Sexual Harassment in K-12 Act” with Frankel and U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., the chairs of the Democratic Women's Caucus, as cosponsors.
Patronis’ anti-fraud teams work to educate and inform the public on signs of post-storm fraud and ensure contractors are following Florida workers’ compensation law while conducting repairs.
After a natural disaster, consumers should be wary of tree service scams, building and home repair scams, disaster relief scams and water testing and treatment scams.
U.S. Sen. Maria Carwell, D-Wash., introduced the “Fly Safe and Healthy Act” which would have temperature checks as part of Transport Security Administration (TSA) screenings.
Kennedy brought out the “Stop Blocking Hospitals Act” on Wednesday. “The Stop Blocking Hospitals Act would make it a federal offense to obstruct any ambulance, fire department vehicle, law enforcement vehicle or emergency personnel from responding to an emergency.
With the support of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Scott brought out the “Set Sail Safely Act,” which, according to the senator’s office, “will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow for cruise lines and ports to resume operations.” As of now, cruise ships remain under a No Sail Order until the end of September.