Tuesday, April 13, 2021
On Thursday, with many of its members wearing masks and with social distancing efforts in effect, the U.S. House approved another $484 billion in federal funds to help the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.
“In the 21st century, we should recognize that have new sources of insecurity and an even more fundamental risk, which is financial insecurity when you start a family,” Rubio said when he brought the bill out on Wednesday.
When the 2010s opened, Florida was reeling from the economic downturn thanks in large part to its dependence on tourism, new home construction and real estate, areas which took a hit when the economy went south. Throw in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf in 2010 and Florida was in bad shape. 
In the first half of the year, crime dropped across the Sunshine State according to the Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report released this week. The report finds 24,564 fewer reported index crimes in the first half of 2018 compared to the...
Despite clashing with Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, Rubio called for GOP unity as 2019 looms.  
The FCSBM focused on Duval County in one of the reports it released on Tuesday. 
This week, Yoho rounded up more than 50 members of Congress to send a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, urging it to support a “petition to provide a waiver from certain Hours of Service (HOS) rules for livestock haulers.”
The U.S. Department of Transportation is sending $66 million to Florida through “Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development” (BUILD) grants. While Jacksonville’s and Miami’s ports are benefiting from the funds, one of the biggest winners is Orlando’s Lake Nona neighborhood.
Webster included a proposal he introduced to ensure the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Academy of Medicine “conduct a comprehensive study into the future natural disaster threats impacting emergency preparedness procedures for hospitals, long term care facilities, and other health care facilities.”
Throughout 2018, Florida voters have been telling pollsters that their top issues include healthcare, the economy, immigration and gun control. A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows these issues remain important but there a few other concerns at the national issue.