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Two Years After Hurricane Michael, Marco Rubio Urges Pentagon to Continue to Fund Repairs...

Ahead of the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael making landfall in the Florida Panhandle, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wrote to U.S. Defense Sec. Mark Esper stressing the importance of continued efforts to restore operational capacity and capability at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB).

Michael Waltz, Deb Haaland Call on Defense Department to Close Child Care Gaps for...

Waltz teamed up with U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, D-NM, in rounding up more than 30 members of Congress in writing U.S. Defense Sec. Mark Espier on the matter. U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and John Rutherford signed the letter which was sent out on Thursday.

Rick Scott Urges Pentagon to Hold China Accountable on Human Rights, Coronavirus

On Wednesday, U.S. Sec. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote a letter to U.S. Defense Sec. Mark Esper following reports that the secretary is considering visiting China. In the letter, Scott requested that the secretary outline his plan to hold the Communist Chinese regime accountable for its human rights abuses and its role in the spread of the coronavirus.

Vern Buchanan Amends NDAA to Have Defense Department Review Emergency Medical Services on Bases

The NDAA cleared the House on Tuesday on a 295-125 vote. 

Marco Rubio Urges Feds to Bring Digital Semiconductor Manufacturing Capabilities to the U.S.

“Semiconductors are a foundational component in a vast array of electronic devices that enable new and critical technologies. While the United States is a leader in semiconductor development and design, our nation needs to retain the ability to manufacture the most advanced semiconductors, especially as countries such as China offer state support to national champion companies in a bid to undercut American leadership."

Vern Buchanan Calls on Defense Department to Change Military Training Procedures

In a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the U.S. House and Senate Armed Services Committees, Buchanan detailed the revelations surrounding the case of his constituent, SPC Nicholas Panipinto of Bradenton. He sent a similar letter to U.S. Defense Sec. Mark Esper. The congressman proposed a number of changes to the military’s current training and safety protocols to prevent future deaths.

Florida Representatives Urge Trump to Ensure National Guard Receives Benefits Earned Fighting COVID-19

At the end of last week, 130 members of Congress sent a letter to President Donald Trump, U.S. Defense Sec. Mark Esper and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor calling on the administration to ensure National Guard personnel who are serving on the front lines of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response efforts across the nation receive the federal benefits they have earned.

Marco Rubio Calls on Pentagon to Continue to Maintain Military Readiness After China’s Threatening...

This week, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, urged U.S. Defense Sec. Mark Esper to continue to maintain the readiness of U.S. forces under Indo-Pacific Command.

Marco Rubio Wants Trump Administration to Issue 5G Regulations

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined other U.S. Senate Republicans in sending members of the Trump administration a letter urging them to issue regulations as soon as possible confirming that U.S. participation in 5G standards-setting is not restricted by export control regulations.

Ross Spano Urges Pentagon To Keep Sabal Park, MacDill Air Force Base Clinics Open

At the end of last week, as concerns about coronavirus continue to rise, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., urged the U.S. Defense Department to keep open the Sabal Park Clinic and halt the decision to restrict the MacDill Air Force Base clinic to Active Duty personnel only.

Florida Delegation Urges Defense Department to Have Space Command HQ in the Sunshine State

This week, the Florida delegation urged U.S. Defense Sec. Mark Esper to select Florida as the permanent location for the headquarters of the United States Space Command (USSPACECOM).

Charlie Crist Calls for Pentagon to be More Transparent After More TBIs From Iranian...

More than 100 servicemembers have been with diagnosed traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) since the attack. That number has been steadily climbing since an initial report of no casualties.