Sunday, May 16, 2021
“At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship,” Wasserman Schultz’s office noted. 
On June 12, 2016, a terrorist killed 49 people and wounded 68 people at the Pulse nightclub which was popular with the LGBT community in Central Florida. Barbara Poma, the owner of Pulse, has launched the onePULSE Foundation “to memorialize the tragedy and ensure that Pulse’s legacy of love, acceptance and hope will never be lost” including building a museum slated to open in 2022.
In recent years, Rutherford, the former sheriff of Duval County, has been championing the “Protect and Serve Act” with U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., as the main cosponsor. According to Rutherford’s office, the bill “would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence.”
With no major primary challengers expected to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis or U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., next year, the agriculture commissioner contest is shaping up to be the main event for Florida Republicans in next year’s primary. 
AAA released a study on Tuesday showing that more than 37 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles over Memorial Day, a 60 percent increase from last year and a sign that more and more people are putting the pandemic in the rearview mirror. 
On 21Wilberforce’s International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard, which was released last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., garnered the highest score in the U.S. Senate while U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Ill., earned the top score in the U.S. House over then past two years. 
Last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., formally launched his bid to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis and reclaim his old job. Crist’s announcement was the first domino to fall as Florida Democrats look ahead to 2022.
Appearing in Panama City on Thursday, DeSantis announced the funds which come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. 
Crist first introduced the “Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act” after the attack at the end of on 2019 and his office offered some of the rationale behind the proposal.
Scott showcased his proposal “to increase transparency by requiring big tech platforms, like Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter, to receive express consent to use Americans’ personal information" and which “provides Americans with legal recourse against these companies if they believe their right to privacy has been violated.”