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Ricardo Wolf: The Sale of Surfside Land and Who is to Blame

As I write this article, we have recently passed the twenty-year mark of the September 11th attack on our country, and just under four months since South Florida’s most catastrophic disaster, where 98 innocent...
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Florida Delegation Secures Funds to Have Feds Investigate Surfside Condo Collapse

On the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., was able to amend the “National Institute of Standards and Technology for the Future Act" to include the funds with the committee backing the amendment. U.S. Reps. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and Dan Webster, R-Fla., all backed the amendment which also “directs NIST to identify the source of the failure, issue recommendations on how to prevent future collapses, and inform building codes for similar structures.”
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Marco Rubio, Tammy Baldwin Bring Back Proposal to Help Infrastructure Deal With Severe Weather

Rubio is backing U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s, D-Wisc., “Built to Last Act” which they first worked on at the start of last year.
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Marco Rubio Champions Proposal to Help Infrastructure Deal With Severe Weather

The bill would have the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) “identify a consistent, federal set of best available forward-looking metrological information." The bill would also have the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) “make that information available to standards-developing organizations, with advice and technical assistance to help ensure organizations are able to incorporate this information into standards, building codes and voluntary certifications.”
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Dan Webster, Bill Posey Want NIST to Create Data Clearinghouse for Composite Building Materials

Last week, U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., showcased his “NIST Creation of Composite Standards Act” which has U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., as a cosponsor. Other backers include U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif. 
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