Thursday, September 24, 2020
Crist said the federal government will send the $478,553 grant to USF “to study and improve the effectiveness of violence prevention and mental health training programs in schools across the nation.”
According to Neguse’s office, the bill “would establish a dedicated Animal Cruelty Crimes Division at the Department of Justice to aid in the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of felony animal cruelty crimes.
Yoho, the top Republican on the U.S. Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, introduced the bill back in July. According to Yoho’s office, the bill “would clarify and strengthen the commitment of the United States to defend Taiwan in the event of an armed attack.” The North Florida congressman is sticking to a campaign pledge and will not run for a fifth term in November. 
The Senate passed the resolution on Wednesday. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., was the only co-sponsor.
According to Rutherford’s office, the bill “would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence.” The bill cleared the U.S. House in 2018 but failed to pass the U.S. Senate. Rutherford brought it back last year.
With the presidential contest in full swing and control of the White House and the U.S. Senate up for grabs, eyes will be turned to Capitol Hill in the days to come.
Kennedy brought out the “Stop Blocking Hospitals Act” on Wednesday. “The Stop Blocking Hospitals Act would make it a federal offense to obstruct any ambulance, fire department vehicle, law enforcement vehicle or emergency personnel from responding to an emergency.
For weeks, Scott has been asking the Trump administration to keep travel restrictions in place on China, even after the pandemic. Scott pointed to human rights abuses as a major concern. 
Announcing the funds at an event on Thursday afternoon, Ross reviewed Leon County’s efforts in developing technology, praising the area as a “nucleus for innovation.” Ross said the project--which includes $6.8 million in local investments--will create 639 new jobs in a “high growth industry" over the next ten years. The facility itself will be finished by 2023.
The proposal would also have the Small Business Administration (SBA) offer more training and assistance to small businesses in the program. Spano is the main co-sponsor of the bill.