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.
From his seat on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., praised the decision to fund the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering Research and Development Center to, according to the congressman’s office, “identify and develop technology to detect prevent and manage red tide and other HABs, including the blue-green algae bloom smothering Lake Okeechobee.”
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.
The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) unveiled two TV spots on Thursday, going to bat for former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., the GOP’s gubernatorial candidate in the Sunshine State.
Giffords herself weighed in on Thursday as to why her group was making these endorsements.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum launched a new TV commercial showcasing his background, while DeSantis unveiled his environmental plan this week and reeled in the support of environmentalist and former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner Ron Bergeron.
Those funds represent 90 percent of the $2.15 million used to clean up debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma a year ago.
Scott had been updated about the hurricane by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and talked to the governors of Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia to offer assistance.
Time and options are running out for opponents on the Space Coast and Treasure Coast who want to see the Brightline train from Miami to Orlando stopped.
The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) of Central East Florida (CEF) announced on Wednesday that former Judge Andrew Napolitano, a well known pundit from his role as a legal analyst for Fox News and a constitutional scholar, will be their keynote speaker at their 10th Annual Constitution Day Dinner on Sunday, September 23 in Melbourne.
Facebook users may be making those decisions on their own without the need for government intervention.