Thursday, October 17, 2019
According to Fox News, more than 76,000 migrants entered the U.S. illegally or appeared at a port of entry in February alone, making it “the highest number of any February in the past 12 years,” and the highest number in a single month in 11 years.
Despite the GOP controlling the chamber, the U.S. Senate backed a proposal from Democrats overturning President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the border due to illegal immigration. Trump has already promised to veto the measure. 
Trump’s proposed budget includes $63 million for Everglades restoration, far short of the $200 million that Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., asked for.
Quinnipiac University released a poll on Thursday showing 51 percent of Florida voters say they will definitely not vote for Trump in 2020 while 31 percent definitely will voting for him and 14 percent will consider voting for the president.
On Wednesday, the Education and Labor Committee held a hearing on “The Cost of College: Student-Centered Reforms to Bring Higher Education Within Reach”  and Wilson noted that the timing of the scandal was “ironic.”
Last week, Mast voted for a U.S. House resolution “condemning anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values and aspirations that define the people of the United States and condemning anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contrary to the values and aspirations of the United States” in response to Omar but insisted the Democrats needed to do more.
From his perch as chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought out legislation to protect America’s small businesses from cyber threats.
On Tuesday, Steube introduced  the “Free Veterans from Fees Act” which would “waive application fees for special use permits for veterans’ demonstrations and special events at war memorials on federal land."
Quinnipiac University released a new poll on Wednesday looking at how Florida voters viewed their two senators. 
Trump is proposing more than $21 billion for the space agency this year. While that is about $550 million below what was expected, NASA will get $263 million more than last year.