Tuesday, August 4, 2020
In June, Florida Education Association (FEA) President Fedrick Ingram, who chaired the union’s Statewide Committee to Safely Reopen Public Schools, laid out his group’s game plan for schools to safely reopen this summer.
Last week, Rubio threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy’s, R-La., “Coronavirus Assistance for American Families Act.” The Florida Republican’s office noted the bill “would provide increased Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to American families by equalizing EIPs per person, regardless of age or dependent status.” Other backers of the bill include U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah.
Yoho missed a vote on the first federal minibus after his exchange with Ocasio-Cortez but introduced the “Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act,” which his office insisted, “would clarify and strengthen the commitment of the United States to defend Taiwan in the event of an armed attack.” The North Florida congressman leads Republicans on the U.S. House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee. 
Mason Dixon released a poll of likely Florida voters this week which shows Pence in solid shape in the Sunshine State. Pence is well known in Florida with 39 percent seeing him as favorable, 37 percent as unfavorable and 23 percent are neutral about him. That’s far better than Trump who is seen as unfavorable by 51 percent, favorable by 41 percent and 8 percent are neutral about him.
Rubio, currently serving as the acting chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has thrown his support behind a proposal denying visas to anyone who has spied against or stolen intellectual property from the U.S. 
Rubio introduced the “Continuing Small Business Recovery and Paycheck Protection Program Act”  as he hopes to build off of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the $2.3 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and approved by the White House at the end of March. 
Duval County residents will be voting on a half-cent sales tax increase in November as the school district insists it will need $2 billion over the next 10 to 15 years for maintenance, repairs and new schools.
The South Florida congresswoman introduced the “Ensuring Protection in Childcare (EPIC) Act” which, her office noted, “provides childcare facilities with federal grants to purchase PPE and other supplies to ensure the safety and health of children and childcare workers.
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop, R-NC, rounded up more than two dozen Republicans on Capitol Hill in sending a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russ Vought calling on him “to use his authority to prevent federal funding for anarchist jurisdictions and to report the amount of taxpayer dollars used to enable autonomous zones.” U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., signed the letter. 
Four incumbents are heavily favored to return to Congress but some of them are facing primary challenges from progressives who say they’ve been in office for far too long.