Friday, August 14, 2020
Ron DeSantis wants to compensate student-athletes, U.S. attorneys might not prosecute medical marijuana cases in Florida, and Florida counties and cities looking at raising the age to buy tobacco. 
State Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Indialantic, and state Rep. Tyler Sirois, R-Merritt Island, teamed up on the “Florida High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act” which “incorporates recommendations identified in a study commissioned by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA).”
Even “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd said last week when it comes to impeachment, “Washington is obsessed, is consumed by impeachment and I think rightfully so, but I am mindful that the rest of the country, they're not as consumed by it.”
Towards the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., introduced the “Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement (READI) Act” which will “ensure that more people receive critical emergency alerts on their mobile phones, televisions, and radios, and would pave the way for examining the feasibility of issuing alerts through online audio and video streaming services" and “would help states improve their plans for emergency alerts, equip alerting officials with tools for issuing alerts, and establish a reporting system for false alerts.”
After visiting Hong Kong earlier in the month, last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., threw his support behind a proposal to ban exporting crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong Police Force.
At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, expressed concerns about recent elections in Bolivia and slammed that county’s President Evo Morales.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) quickly weighed in and pointed to the vote of two South Florida Democrats who are expected to be top targets for the GOP in 2020. 
As the Democrats drive headlong towards impeachment, Florida Hispanics are making it clear that they do not support them, and as the process moves forward, it will only drive more Hispanic voters into the president’s arms.
The funds come from FEMA’s Public Assistance program. Seminole County will receive almost $14.5 million while Orlando will get $3 million. 
Church World Service honored U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and eight other members of Congress for “their leadership on humanitarian and poverty-focused international aid and protecting the U.S. refugee resettlement program.”