Both senators from Florida backed the proposal which includes a 3.1 percent pay raise for the military, sends $1.5 billion to help Tyndall Air Force Base which was damaged by Hurricane Michael in October 2018 and creates the Space Force.
“In 2019, we secured historic achievements on behalf of the people of Florida and our dedicated state employees played a critical role in these accomplishments,” said DeSantis on Tuesday.
On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis named former congressional candidate Brandon Patty to serve as St. Johns County Clerk of Court and Comptroller, replacing Hunter Conrad who resigned the post after being named interim county commissioner last month.
Three members of the Florida delegation are championing a proposal to have state courts notify the federal government when guardians are removed in order to keep them from collecting Social Security benefits.
“Today, I am excited to make seven judicial appointments – three to the 11th Circuit Court of Florida and four to the Miami-Dade County Court,” said DeSantis. “It is imperative that judges understand the importance of their work on the bench, which does not include legislating from the bench.
On Monday, the senators joined members of the House of Representatives at an official ceremony at the Mardasson Memorial near Bastogne, Belgium to mark the occasion. Scott also joined his colleagues in introducing a resolution honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, which passed the Senate last week.