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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.

Brian Mast Wants Coast Guard Paid During the Federal Shutdown

Mast joined U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., to bring out the “Pay Our Coast Guard Parity Act” on Wednesday night. 
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Brian Mast Takes Over House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Penn., the chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, named Mast to lead the subcommittee for the rest of the year.