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This week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza, urging them in include Lake City’s HAECO Airframe Services, LLC under the PPP.
“Volunteer fire departments have been hit hard by the impact of COVID-19 and are experiencing higher-than-normal staffing losses because volunteers are concerned for their personal health and that of their families,” Lawson wrote.
The letter Wilson and Lawson sent at the end of last week “follows up on this request by appealing to the White House for an expansion of the individual assistance authorized in the state’s disaster declaration,” insisting “broader authorization would clarify USDA’s capacity to approve D-SNAP and, without the change, USDA may not consider Florida eligible for the emergency food benefits.”
Back in August, U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, introduced the “National Suicide Hotline Designation Act” which makes 988 a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Veterans Crisis Line will run the hotline if the bill passes.
Florida Congressional Democrats Want to Know How FEMA Will Handle Hurricane Season During Coronavirus...
Mucarsel-Powell led the letter to FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor as Democrats from the Sunshine State called on FEMA to offer quicker reimbursements from claims from Hurricanes Irma and Michael.
Florida Congressional Representatives Want Betsy DeVos to Issue Child Abuse Reporting Guidance During Pandemic
The recent spate of stay-at-home orders have impacted education with schools seeing a dramatic shift to online learning, a reality that may carry well into the next fall school year. This means children are far less likely to be seen directly by teachers, other parents and coaches who may be able to spot signs of abuse and report it.
Back in September, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., introduced the “Human Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Training Act” which would have the Office of Trafficking in Persons, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), create grants to offer “training for students, teachers and other school personnel on the warning signs of human trafficking.”