Wednesday, May 12, 2021
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Penn., the chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, named Mast to lead the subcommittee for the rest of the year.
On Friday, Buchanan visited the SBA Disaster Assistance Center in Sarasota to focus on  Economic Injury Disaster Assistance Loans. Small businesses located in Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties hurt by red tide can apply for those loans. 
On Thursday, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, on which Gaetz sits, approved the Panhandle Republican’s “Medical Cannabis Research Act” on a voice vote. Gaetz introduced the bill in April and seven members of the Florida delegation are cosponsoring the proposal. 
owards the end of last week, Warren tried to rally fellow liberals behind former Judge Mary Barzee Flores who is taking on U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., who has been in Congress since 2002 and currently leads the U.S. House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee.
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum was able to get the provision included during the U.S House Appropriations Committee markup of the Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill which passed on a voice vote. Congress is expected to pass the minibus before adjourning. 
Mast is considered a top target for Democrats in as they look to flip the House.
The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) Board of Directors, which leads one of the premier business groups in the Sunshine State, announced on Thursday that it was throwing its support behind the Republican ticket for state Cabinet offices. 
Giffords herself weighed in on Thursday as to why her group was making these endorsements. 
Those funds represent 90 percent of the $2.15 million used to clean up debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma a year ago. 
Facebook users may be making those decisions on their own without the need for government intervention.