Tuesday, June 18, 2019
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., took to the national airwaves this week to weigh in on his new role on Capitol Hill and about immigration, even as President Donald Trump continues to consider declaring a national emergency so he can build a wall on the southern border without congressional approval. 
In messages sent out to supporters over the weekend and on Monday, Rubio weighed in on current clashes over abortion across the country.  
Mast’s bill would “require tests to be conducted to determine whether the water to be released from a flood risk management project is contaminated with cyanobacteria; and if the water is contaminated, require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to notify the public and affected governments of the contamination, planned discharge and potential public health effects before releasing the water.”
While he is starting his second term in the U.S. House, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., had already had the honor as serving as vice chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and he showed last week that he intends to continue to focus on international issues. 
Most of those funds--$2,574,300-- will be going to the University of Florida’s STRIDE Center – of which Florida International University (FIU) is a consortium member.
While the presidential election will be getting most of the political spotlight in Florida, both parties are continuing to gear up for congressional races as Democrats look to protect and expand their new majority in the U.S. House while the GOP looks to win it back. 
Last week, Bilirakis was named as the top Republican on the U.S. House VA Economic Opportunity Subcommittee. 
Rubio and the senators went to bat for Medicaid Advantage, noting in 2018 it provided care to more than 21 million seniors and disabled Americans, including almost 1.8 million residents of the Sunshine State. 
Soto introduced the “Virtual Currency Consumer Protection Act” and the “U.S. Virtual Currency Market and Regulatory Competitiveness Act” which, he said, “will analyze what can be done to protect consumers from price manipulation and ensure America remains a global leader in fostering innovation in this evolving global marketplace.” 
In a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discussed the continuing threats faced by the United States from terrorist groups operating in Syria and Afghanistan, and on the risks that a hasty withdrawal of American forces from either country poses to our hard-won gains and the security of the United States and our allies.