Tuesday, February 19, 2019
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio discussed the ongoing political developments in Venezuela, the new government of interim President Juan Guaidó, and next steps for U.S. policy.
The governor and the senators wrote President Donald Trump on Monday, asking him to include $200 million in annual budgets for construction funding for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER). 
Turning 41 later this month, Soto has been one of the main political beneficiaries of Central Florida’s growing Puerto Rican population.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) also came out firing, calling on Florida Democrat U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell to oppose Omar and ensure she is removed from the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. 
On Friday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., toured the Keys and showcased efforts as that area recovers Hurricane Irma which hit the area at the end of summer in 2017. 
Omar drew national fire for her tweet on Sunday when she posted “it’s all about the Benjamins baby,” Omar tweeted, insisting the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was buying off politicians. 
AFP’s Florida Chapter announced on Monday that it had sent letters to the members of the state Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee to support a proposal from state Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, to squash the fund. 
Last week, Crist and U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., joined Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Glenn 'G.T.' Thompson (R-PA), to bring out the “Welfare of Our Friends (WOOF) Act” which “would protect dogs from unscrupulous breeders.
“Plagued by mold, chronic roof leaks, persistent flooding, significant space constraints, and a $20 million maintenance backlog, the current 40-year-old courthouse lacks basic structural safeguards to protect judges and courtroom personnel."
In her first meeting on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, freshman U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., called for more investments in South Florida.