Saturday, September 21, 2019
When he introduced the proposal on Tuesday, Mast compared open burn pits and toxins to Agent Orange.
Democrats from the Sunshine State are offering some praise for Gov. Ron DeSantis after his first legislative session which ended earlier this month. 
Back in March, Scott and U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., brought out the Banning Lobbying and Safeguarding Trust (BLAST) Act” which, they insist, “implements a permanent lobbying ban for members of the House of Representatives and the Senate.”
Spano applauded the bill for including almost $9.5 billion for mental health services, almost $222 million for suicide prevention outreach and almost $1.9 billon for the VA to help homeless veterans.
The bill would require FEMA to use recommendations from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on advance contracts to “ensure that federal preparedness actions are coordinated to prevent gaps in recovery efforts from occurring.”
Scott took aim at an op-ed from Kate Cronin-Furmanin in which she weighed in on detention of children who arrived in the U.S. illegally and called for public shaming of border officials. 
The topic of illegal immigrants obtaining Florida driving permits is an issue usually proposed by Democrats--but not this time as a Republican in the Legislature is championing the issue.
“Today’s announcement is great news for Mote Marine and our community,” Buchanan said. “Dr. Michael Crosby and his entire team work tirelessly to combat red tide, improve water quality, and protect our coral reefs. I remain committed to continuing my fight in Washington for Southwest Florida’s environment.”
While Florida Democrats are pushing for a special legislative session on gun control, polls say voters often blame mental illness for America’s mass shooting epidemic.
With strong support from members of the Florida delegation, the U.S. House passed two bills this week to ban energy exploration off the coast of Florida in the eastern Gulf and off the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.