Friday, February 21, 2020
When he introduced the proposal on Tuesday, Mast compared open burn pits and toxins to Agent Orange.
“As Floridians, we know it is our duty to preserve our way of life by keeping our oceans and coasts clean and thriving. The work of Regional Ocean Partnerships, such as the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, is critical in achieving that goal,” said Crist.
The presidential election will get most of the attention, especially as there are no statewide races this year. Republican Donald Trump carried Florida in 2016 and starts with a slight edge here in Florida based on how the GOP has done in close statewide contests in recent years.
“Today, I have the privilege of naming the managers of the impeachment trial of the president,” said Pelosi.  “It is their responsibility to present the very strong case for the president’s impeachment and removal.  The impeachment managers represent the patriotism, pluralism and vibrancy of America.
Last year, Rubio joined Democrat U.S. Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware, Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Bob Menendez of New Jersey to bring out the “Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-taking Accountability Act” which “cements in place programs to address hostage-taking, and gives the United States government new tools to rescue hostages and punish their captors.”
According to Crist’s office, the proposal would have pet purchasers have access to a “‘Petfax’ report detailing the conditions in which the animal was bred, raised, and cared for” and “sellers of dogs and cats would have to divulge any violations of the Animal Welfare Act by the breeder, and the health history of the animal.” Crist’s proposal would also penalize sellers and breeders who engage in animal abuse.
In recent weeks, members of the Florida delegation urge Trump to include $250 million in funding for Everglades restoration in his FY2021 budget request. This request comes after last year’s Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, which included $200 million for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration.
On Thursday, marking Clay County Day at the Florida State Capitol, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he is sending $250,000 to the city of Green Cove Springs for electrical line infrastructure upgrades through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund.
Democrats at the national level continue to think that U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., is a top target come November.
Across Florida, candidates running in next month’s Republican primaries are showcasing their stances on immigration and trying to use it as wedge issue to beat the competition.