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FGCU, Miami Dade College Getting Workforce Training Funds From Commerce Department

This week, U.S. Commerce Sec. Gina Raimondo announced grant awards to 32 industry-led workforce training partnerships across the country as part of the $500 million “Good Jobs Challenge” funded by President Joe Biden’s “American...

Frederica Wilson Showcases $140 Million in Federal Funds for Miami

This week, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla,. joined the City of Miami Commission to speak in support of the city’s resolution designating a portion of west Coconut Grove as the “Little Bahamas of Coconut...

Adam Brandon: Biden Needs To Take the Blame for Inflation

Last week, President Biden gave a speech listing everyone and everything allegedly responsible for record high inflation. His list included corporate greed and price gouging, Vladimir Putin, and “ultra-MAGA” Republicans. The president said that...

Report Finds More COVID Stimulus Money Wasted On Special Projects

With Americans increasingly putting the COVID pandemic in the rearview mirror, reports are showing how much public funds were wasted on special projects instead of actual relief efforts. This includes $140 million for a planned...

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick: Fed Stimulus Helping South Florida Schools, Library With Online Learning

While she was not in Congress to vote for it, last week, U.S. Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, D-Fla., marked the one-year anniversary of the “American Rescue Plan,” a $1.9 trillion stimulus baked by the Biden...

Charlie Crist Announces Federal Funds for St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced more than $10 million in federal funds headed to the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. The two grants coming are funded by the $1.9...

Annette Taddeo Champions High Profile Bills as She Readies to Launch Gubernatorial Bid

With state Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami, expected to launch a gubernatorial campaign, she was busy last week, filing several high-profile bills covering a range of issues. Taddeo teamed up with state Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral...

Brian Mast: Instead of Raising the Debt Ceiling, We Need to Cut Federal Spending

This week, as Congress increased the debt ceiling on a party-lines vote, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., offered a proposal to cut the $480 billion that the ceiling was increased. “The bill, the Banana Stand...

Val Demings: Orlando International Airport Getting $171 Million in Stimulus Funds

“Orlando International Airport will receive over $171 million as part of a nationwide $8 billion in grants to keep U.S. airport workers employed, construction projects going and help U.S. airports recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic," Deming’s office noted.
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Kathy Castor Announces $6.1 Million in HHS Funds for Lutheran Services Florida

The money comes from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Head Start Emergency Supplemental grant which was approved through the “American Rescue Plan,” the $1.9 federal stimulus passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden at the end of March. 

South Florida Congressional Reps Champion Resolution Calling on All Americans to Get Vaccinated

Last week, U.S. House members representing South Florida championed a resolution “expressing support for COVID-19 vaccines and affirming their safety and efficacy" and “recognizes the importance of the vaccine for curbing community spread and preventing sickness and death from COVID-19 and encourages all eligible Americans to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Marcia Fudge: 40 Public Housing Authorities Across Florida Getting Stimulus Funds to Help the...

HUD expects the funds to help around 130,000 Americans. 
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