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Brian Mast Offers Bills to Repair the Supply Chain, Including Ending DOT Limit on...

Pointing to the “ongoing supply chain crisis,” U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., offered five pieces of legislation this week impacting truck drivers. “For over two years, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has waived certain requirements...

Florida Delegation Splits on Party Lines on $400 Billion Minibus Package

This week, the U.S House passed a $400 billion “minibus" package on a party-line vote. Funds for the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Transportation (DOT) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and...

Lois Frankel Urges Local Governments to Apply for Federal Money to Repair Bridge

This week, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., weighed in after President Joe Biden and the U.S. Department of Transportation opened the application process for the new competitive Bridge Investment Program from the “Bipartisan Infrastructure...

Marco Rubio Calls on Pete Buttigieg, FAA to Prioritize Florida’s Airports

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg and Federal Aviation Administrator Stephen Dickson, urging them to prioritize infrastructure funding for several critical projects...

Charlie Crist: Feds Sending $29 Million to Florida to Create Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, announced that, in this fiscal year, the federal government is sending more than $29 million...

Val Demings Showcases Federal Money Going to Repair Bridges Across Florida

Continuing her bid for the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.. in November, at the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., showcased funds headed to Florida to help...
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Al Lawson Announces $1.7 Million for Jacksonville Transportation Authority

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., announced that the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) The funds come from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE)...

Frederica Wilson Wants to Bring Back DOT’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., was able to include her proposal to bring back the U.S. Transportation Department’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity as part of the “Investing in a New Vision for the...
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Elaine Chao: DOT Sending $13.2 Million to Port of Palm Beach

Chao said ports in 15 states and territories will get these funds including the Port of Palm Beach. 

Rick Scott: Next Round of Coronavirus Aid Needs to Crack Down on Fraud and...

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., released his list of priorities to be addressed in any potential Phase 4 coronavirus aid agreement, which include much-needed fiscal reforms and efforts to hold China accountable.

Vern Buchanan Urges Ron DeSantis to Protect the Florida Panther During Heartland Parkway Construction

In a letter to DeSantis, Buchanan noted the 140-mile proposed highway from Polk to Collier Counties will run directly into the habitat of the panther. Construction is expected to begin by 2022.

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Raise Concerns to Elaine Chao, FAA About Chinese Drones

Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined fellow Republicans U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, John Cornyn of Texas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas in writing to U.S. Transportation Sec. of Elaine...
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