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Nikki Fried Urges Donald Trump to Declare Disaster for Hurricane Sally

While the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) issued an emergency declaration on September 16, making immediate disaster aid available, neither the president nor the U.S. Department of Agriculture have yet issued disaster declarations that make critical federal resources available for the agriculture community’s recovery.

Frederica Wilson, Al Lawson Call on White House to Back Ron DeSantis’ Request to...

The letter Wilson and Lawson sent at the end of last week “follows up on this request by appealing to the White House for an expansion of the individual assistance authorized in the state’s disaster declaration,” insisting “broader authorization would clarify USDA’s capacity to approve D-SNAP and, without the change, USDA may not consider Florida eligible for the emergency food benefits.”
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Francis Rooney Leads Florida Congressional Reps in Calling on FEMA to Waive Cost-Share Requirements

Rooney led seven other members of the Florida delegation in sending President Donald Trump a letter on the matter.

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.”
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