Saturday, July 24, 2021
n Sunday night, the department announced that “one adult resident of Hillsborough County and one adult resident of Manatee County” tested positive for coronavirus.
During the latest spike in COVID-19 cases, the site has been conducting an average of more than 2,000 rapid tests per day.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., brought out the “Ensuring Transparent Honest Information on COVID-19 (ETHIC) Act” which will “require reporting of COVID-19 data from states, localities, tribes and territories to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and give the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the tools needed to improve national public health data systems.”
Scott weighed in on Friday on what he wants airline companies to provide passengers.
On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and new U.S. Reps. Carlo Gimenez, R-Fla., and Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the incoming chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, the current chairman and slated to remain the top Republican on it, on the matter. 
This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, continued their push for the “Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Survivors Act” which will “provide legal protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and sex trafficking who are seeking housing.”
Last week, U.S. Reps. John Rutherford, R-Fla., and Bill Pascrell, D-NJ, the co-chairs of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, led a bipartisan group of 159 members in requesting increased funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) and...
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, sent a letter to Jovita Carranza, the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), urging the agency to issue an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the state of Florida to help businesses receive SBA EIDL loans that are suffering from economic injury due to the coronavirus.
According to data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than three times as many home cooking fires happen on Thanksgiving Day as on an average day of the year.
"We do not have time for a so-called ‘China Bill’ that is nothing but a collection of half-measures and studies. Instead, an actually meaningful China bill is what we need. And I believe most members here want it, and I believe we can get to it in a bipartisan way. But to do so, I think it needs to have six things."