Back in 2018, Yoho, then the chairman of the U.S. House Asia and Pacific Subcommittee, managed to get his “Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act (BUILD Act)” reforming how the federal government manages international development finances signed into law by President Donald Trump.
On Thursday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee passed on a party-line vote a $66 billion state and foreign operations bill which continues funding the World Health Organization (WHO) and supports expanded abortion rights.
The Florida congresswoman intends to use a key subcommittee assignment to rename military bases named after Confederate leaders.
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., showcased his proposal to ensure more Americans are able to have coronavirus tests covered by their insurance.
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.”
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., introduced the “Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms Act” which U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., is cosponsoring.
Demings is co-sponsoring the bill and she explained some of the reasons behind her support of it this week.
The entire CARES Act package came to more than $2 trillion, including the stimulus payments sent to taxpayers. This week, Scott called on the states to report back to the federal government on what they got.
Two weeks ago, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, brought out the legislation with the support of U.S. Sen, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.
At the end of last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill from U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., to honor the site and it will now head to the U.S. Senate.