Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Most Republicans in the Florida delegation kept away from the matter on Tuesday but there was one prominent exception.
Capt. John Murray, the CEO of Port Canaveral, called these funds a big win for the region. 
At an event in St. Petersburg, Scott unveiled the support of 55 of the sheriffs who help lead law enforcement in the state’s 67 counties. 
The bill sent almost $675 billion to the Defense Department, including $606.5 billion in base discretionary funding, $17 billion more than last year. 
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., is leading a host of legislators--including several from Florida--in calling on the Trump administration to crack down on leaders of the Oretga regime in Nicaragua.
U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., the first member of the Florida congressional delegation with Puerto Rican ancestry, joined other Democrats in calling on U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, the chairman of the committee, to hold a hearing on the matter.
With better targeting of funds and sensible limits on truck size, taxpayers can have an easier time paying down America’s looming transportation bills without raising gasoline taxes.
Their legislation would ensure states can’t suspend, revoke or deny professional, teaching and drivers’ licenses if people are behind or have defaulted on their student loans. 
This is the first of three expected “minibus” bills House Republicans are expected to take up in the coming weeks in response to the Trump administration’s calls for less spending and criticism of hastily passed omnibus bills. 
After the bills cleared the House last week, Lawson made the case as to why these proposals were important.