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Marco Rubio, Neal Dunn: Coast Guard Wrong to Move Offshore Patrol Cutter Construction Out...

Members of the Florida delegation weighed in last week after the U.S. Coast Guard announced it will not use Eastern Shipbuilding in the next phase of the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Turns to Eastern Shipbuilding Group to Build Heritage Class Offshore Patrol Cutter

This week, the U.S. Coast Guard announced it has awarded a contract to Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), which is based in the Panhandle to construct a Heritage Class offshore patrol cutter (OPC). ESG will construct...

House Passes Coast Guard Authorization Act With Support of Most of the Florida Delegation

This week, the U.S. House passed the “Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act,” named after the long time congressman from Alaska who passed away earlier this month. The bill increased the U.S. Coast Guard budget...

Florida Congressional Reps Want to Expand Coastal Areas Where Customs and Border Protection Can...

Members of the Florida delegation in the U.S. House have championed U.S. Sen. Rick Scott’s, R-Fla., proposal to extend customs waters from 12 miles off the U.S. coast to 24 miles. When he brought out...

Gus Bilirakis Honored by Fleet Reserve Association for Advocacy for Veterans

The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) was founded in 1924, to represent the concerns of members of the enlisted Sea Service (Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard). 

NDAA Clears the House With Strong Support From the Florida Delegation

The NDAA contains a 3 percent pay raise for the troops and changes the names of military bases honoring Confederate leaders, a point which has garnered the veto threat from President Donald Trump. 

Rick Scott: Coast Guard Members Not Being Paid in Shutdown is ‘Unacceptable’

Scott showcased his support for U.S. Sen. John Thune’s, R-SD, “Pay Our Coast Guard Act” which would “ensure all U.S. military members are being paid during the ongoing government shutdown.” The Florida Republican announced earlier this month that he is cosponsoring Thune’s proposal. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is also backing the proposal. 

Rick Scott: Coast Guard Members Need to be Paid Despite Shutdown

Scott noted there are almost 4,900 Coast Guard members in the Sunshine State who have been impacted by the shutdown.
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