Wednesday, April 8, 2020
On Monday, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis, the chairwoman of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, launched two workgroups to cut down on youth suicide.
Crist announced the PSTA will be getting a $43,630 grant which will be used to “train PSTA employees to recognize the signs of human trafficking and assist law enforcement in catching abusers.”
On Wednesday, Patronis had an operational readiness call on coronavirus with the executive board of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association. Also on the call was state Rep. Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park,  who is a medical doctor and the chairman of the Florida House Health Market Reform Subcommittee.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, focused on crafting a proposal to improve Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7(a) loan program including leading a hearing on “Coronavirus and America’s Small Business Supply Chain.” 
Democrats in the Florida delegation in the U.S. House urged Gov. Ron DeSantis to shut down beaches across the Sunshine State.
This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott sent a letter to Jay Clayton, the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, (SEC) urging the SEC to exclude Chinese-based companies trading publicly on U.S. stock exchanges from eligibility for SEC filing extensions due to impacts of the coronavirus.
Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--threw their support behind U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s, R-Wisc., proposal to create a Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Best Practices. Johnson, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Homeland...
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate joined the U.S. House by passing two bills with $1.4 trillion in appropriations, including $738 billion for defense, as Florida’s two senators joined in passing one but clashed over the other. 
While there are reports the virus has infected more than 40,000 people globally, I do not trust Communist China to coordinate in a transparent and efficient manner when it comes to combatting the threat of the virus. I am calling on the WHO to do its own in-depth analysis on the extent of the Coronavirus.
Only two members voted against the bill, as both U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., and U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Col., objected to it. Thirteen members, including U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., did not vote on the bill.