Monday, May 25, 2020
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., added the amendment to the House version of the NDAA. According to Crist’s office, the amendment “requires the military to work with agencies like NOAA and NASA that track our changing climate, to incorporate flooding and sea level rise projections into their plans for building new military installations and fortifying current ones.”
A Republican congressman from Florida has been named to a group of congressional representatives working with Mexican legislators. U.S. House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., named U.S. Rep. Ross Spano to the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group (IPG) on Thursday.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., score a win this week as their proposal to move veterans into the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields is building traction on Capitol Hill.
This week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it was sending more than $86 million to the Sunshine State to help Florida recover from Hurricane Irma which hit back in September 2017.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., spoke on the Senate floor on his America First Drug Pricing Plan to address the soaring costs of prescription drugs by promoting transparency and preventing drug companies from forcing American consumers to subsidize low drug prices in foreign countries.
“For the first time ever, the Army Corps admitted to willfully and knowingly releasing toxic water containing cyanobacteria and harmful algal blooms from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers,” Mast’s office insisted.
This week, Scott announced that he will focus on a new target each week as he hits the federal government for wasteful spending. 
Demings was part of a group including U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Mary., and U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., which visited Denmark, Hungary and Luxembourg.
On Wednesday, Rubio paired up with U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to bring out “the Saudi Arabia Diplomatic Review Act” (SADRA). The bill would have the executive branch examine the connections between the two nations.
Soto’s “Territories Health Care Improvement Act" would increase the limit on Medicaid payments and the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands.