Saturday, July 24, 2021
On Wednesday, at a U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s hearing titled, “Oversight Hearing on Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability,” U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., offered the following opening remarks.
Bilirakis also focused on the “STANDUP Act” which “encourages schools to expand evidence-based suicide prevention training in schools.” The Florida Republican also showcased the “Mental Health Parity Enforcement Act” which “would hold insurance companies accountable if they fail to adhere to existing law which requires parity in coverage for mental and physical health conditions.”
Last week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, in regards to the recent hacking that Twitter experienced. This letter is a follow-up to the CFO’s request to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to investigate Twitter and partner with federal agencies to assess the state’s risk-level from the security breach.
With the 2020 presidential election rapidly approaching, Election Stress Disorder or ESD is at the highest levels in all of history. And this time Americans have to be worried about the very future of democracy itself.
US&R Task Force 3 and 5 consists of nearly 100 highly trained fire service personnel. Personnel from each team will undergo COVID-19 testing before deployment.
The letter highlights the debilitating health defects of smog and the disproportionate impact on communities of color. The EPA’s recent proposal is to maintain the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for smog, despite evidence that a more protective standard is needed.
Last November, the attorney general’s Florida Military and Veteran Assistance Program and Bay Area Legal Services’ Florida Veterans Legal Helpline partnered to bolster ongoing efforts to protect Florida veterans and service members. With the recent one-year anniversary of the partnership, Moody encouraged service members and veterans to continue using the helpline for essential services and benefits tailored to protect our military community.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), heating equipment is the leading cause of fires in U.S. homes and nearly half of all home heating fires occur in December, January and February. 
On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis provided an update on Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, how the state is continuing to remain focused on keeping Florida’s seniors first and prioritizing those 65 and older for the vaccine.
To empower Florida’s seniors, the presentations from Patronis’ Operation S.A.F.E. “Be Scam Smart” workshops, which cover topics such as scams, identity theft, annuities and reverse mortgages, are now available online and on demand. Floridians can view the first two videos at www.myfloridacfo.com/safe, with the final four videos available by the end of March. In addition, each year, seniors in the United States lose nearly $3 billion in scams.