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Al Lawson Leads Letter Calling on Ron DeSantis to Extend Federal Food Assistance Program...

Last week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., led all the Democrats in the Florida delegation on a letter urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to immediately apply and extend the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program...

Florida TaxWatch Looks at the State of Medicaid in the Sunshine State

Last week, Florida TaxWatch released “The State of Medicaid in Florida,” which looks at how Florida’s Medicaid program has fared during the COVID-19 pandemic, noting the impact of rising enrollment on communities and challenges the state may face in the coming years.

Rick Scott Calls on HHS to Ensure Free COVID-19 Tests

To date, our nation has conducted an unprecedented level of over 100 million RT-PCR tests to help contain the virus, reopen the economy, and help American families get back to work and school.

Rick Scott Introduces Affordable Coronavirus Testing Act

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., showcased his proposal to ensure more Americans are able to have coronavirus tests covered by their insurance.

Feds Approve Implementation of Florida’s Pandemic EBT Program

The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), developed a P-EBT program to automatically issue benefits during the month of June to more than 2.1 million children who have temporarily lost access to free and reduced-price school meals during COVID-19-related school closures.

Florida Congressmen Want Emergency Assistance for Beekeepers and Honey Producers

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., lead the Congressional Pollinator Caucus. They wrote U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue on the matter last week.

More Florida Residents Apply for Unemployment Benefits as Coronavirus Impacts the Economy

With 5.8 million of those new applications coming through state programs--up more than 2.9 million from the week before--there’s a clear impact in the Sunshine State.

Marco Rubio: CARES Act Will Help Florida as Coronavirus Hurts the Economy

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released a list of provisions in the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act” that, his office insisted, “will be critical to the state of Florida during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Florida Delegation Overwhelmingly Backs Trump-Pelosi Coronavirus Bill in the House

On Saturday morning, the U.S. House passed a proposal trying to position the federal government to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.