Tag: house appropriations committee

Scott Franklin Joins the Powerful House Appropriations Committee

Starting his second term in the U.S. House, U.S. Rep. Scott Franklin, R-Fla., is joining one of the most powerful committees on Capitol Hill. Last week, U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Tex., the chairwoman of the...

House Appropriations Committee Backs 15 Projects Championed by Stephanie Murphy for Central Florida

This week, retiring U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., announced that the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved 15 projects she spearheaded, totaling almost $14 million, to improve public safety, transportation, public health, housing and the...

Florida Delegation Can Play a Major Role on $2 Trillion Infrastructure Stimulus to Help...

Having passed a $2.2 trillion stimulus package to help the economy weather the coronavirus crisis last week, the White House and Congress are now abuzz about a potential $2 trillion infrastructure stimulus proposal.

Democrats Push Medical Marijuana Employee Protection Bill in Tallahassee

On Monday, state Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, and state Rep. Tina Polsky, D-Boca Raton, teamed up to showcase their proposal to “protect licensed medical marijuana users from discrimination by their employer, unless their marijuana use adversely affects their job performance, or for ‘safety-sensitive’ positions.”

John Rutherford Won Big in 2018 With Seat on Appropriations Committee

Now finishing up his first term in Congress, First Coast Republican John Rutherford ranks as one of the biggest winners in Florida politics this year. 

John Rutherford: Defense Appropriations Bill a Win for the First Coast

The bill sent almost $675 billion to the Defense Department, including $606.5 billion in base discretionary funding, $17 billion more than last year.