Last week, Florida’s two senators–Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott–teamed up on a bill to create new postal codes in the Sunshine State.
Rubio introduced the bill on Wednesday and he showcased it on Thursday.
“The bill would create new zip codes for the cities of Miami Lakes, Ocoee, the Village of Estero, and Oakland,” Rubio’s office noted.
“Your zip code is more than just a number — it can determine your child’s school district, car insurance rate, your property’s value, and the efficiency in how you get your mail,” Rubio said. “This legislation would help residents residing in Miami Lakes, Ocoee, the Village of Estero, and Oakland who are impacted by their current postal codes.”
“My focus every day is making Washington work for Florida families,” Scott said. “This common sense legislation ensures that postal codes properly reflect the Florida communities that make up these growing regions of our state.”
The bill was sent to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. So far, there is no companion measure over in the U.S. House.