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Rick Scott, Scott Franklin, Michael Waltz Call for 5 Percent Increase in Defense Spending

On Wednesday, 40 Republican members of the U.S. House and Senate Armed Services urged President Joe Biden to include a 5 percent increase above inflation for the defense spending in his fiscal year 2023...

Enterprise Florida Announces Northwest Florida Named a Sentinel Landscape

On Thursday, Enterprise Florida announced that Northwest Florida has been designated as a new Sentinel Landscape. The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership is a coalition of federal agencies, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations that work...

Marco Rubio Backs Tommy Tuberville’s, Greg Murphy’s Proposed Reforms to the GI Bill

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind a proposal from U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., and U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy, R-NC, “to require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...

Marco Rubio, Raphael Warnock Team Up on ‘Farm to Base Food Security Act’ to...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., showcased their proposal to “help the federal government better understand the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) food procurement policies and bolster...

Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren Call on Defense Department to Address Overreliance on Foreign Drugs

At the end of last week, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., sent a letter to Gregory Kausner, who is performing the duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and...

Marco Rubio: Army Needs to Enforce Ban on Using TikTok to Recruit

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., urged U.S. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth to enforce the U.S. Department of Defense’s ban on the use of TikTok for recruitment purposes, pointing to the app’s known...
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Florida’s Senators Warn Lloyd Austin Not to Have DOD Harass Service Members That Oppose...

Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined 10 other Republicans in the U.S. Senate this week in sending a letter to U.S. Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin expressing their concern that the U.S....

Jonathan Sharp: Could There Be a New Hope for Florida Veterans Sickened by Toxic...

By now, it’s a known fact that veterans in the United States face a high risk of developing serious illnesses as a result of toxic exposure. Even non-combat veterans are at risk of being...

Marco Rubio Condemns Reported Censorship of Pentagon Views on Long-Standing Nuclear Policies

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla, the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, and four top Republican colleagues, in sending a letter to...

Brian Mast Introduces Bill to Stop Defense Department from Imposing COVID Vaccination Mandate

This week, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to stop the U.S. Defense Department from imposing a COVID vaccination mandate. Mast introduced the “Medical Freedom in the Military Act” which “would prohibit the...

Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren Team Up on Strengthening Supply Chains for Servicemembers and Security...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on the “Strengthening Supply Chains for Servicemembers and Security Act” which will “address the national security risk posed by...

Florida’s Senators Back Joni Ernst’s, Mark Kelly’s Bill to Take Action on Military Suicides

Last week, more than 30 members of the U.S. Senate, including Florida’s two senators, backed U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst’s, R-Iowa, and Mark Kelly’s, D-Ariz., proposal “that would require the U.S. Department of Defense to...
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