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Marco Rubio Wants Answers from GSA After Federal Agencies Purchase Blacklisted Chinese Technology

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to Robin Carnahan, the administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), after reports that the Drug Enforcement Agency, the U.S. Department of Defense’s...
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Dan Webster Helps Get Bill Allowing GSA Enter Bargain Price Agreements Through the House

Last week, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., helped get a proposal “that would allow the General Services Administration (GSA) to enter into bargain price purchasing agreements” and, which backers insist, “would save taxpayer dollars...
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Florida Congressmen Want GSA to Adjust Per Diem Rates to Help Tourism Industry Recover...

U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., brought out a bill on the matter on Friday with the support of U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., The congressmen insist the bill will “help support businesses and Florida workers as they continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic” and will help the travel and hotel industries.

Florida Congressmen Want GSA to Use FY 2020 Hotel Rates in Coming Years to...

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., wrote GSA on the matter this week. The two congressmen called on GSA to use those per diem rates through at least FY 2022, insisting doing so would help Florida’s tourism industry, though they would prefer GSA to use those rates until FY2026. 

Marco Rubio, Ben Cardin Want OMB to Consider Small Business Contractors When Issuing Regulations...

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., the top Democrat on the committee, sent a letter to Russell Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding the implementation of Section 889(a)(1)(B) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019 NDAA).

Federal Courthouse Staying in Panama City

The GSA approved a plan from the Bay County Chamber of Commerce Task Force to make the Bay County Juvenile Justice Courthouse in Panama City into a federal courthouse.