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Dan Webster Wants to Speed Up Federal Disaster Recovery for Small and Rural Areas

Last week, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., threw his support behind a proposal from U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., “to help expedite disaster recovery efforts, particularly in small and rural areas.” Graves brought out the...

Mario Diaz-Balart Champions the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ, introduced “Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act” which creates $3,000 tax credits for homeowners and $25,000 tax credits for business owners. Cosponsors include U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., and Tom Reed, R-NY.
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Florida Delegation Helps Get the Water Resources Development Act Through the House

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., noted that the bill contains provisions “reducing toxic discharges from Lake Okeechobee, expediting construction of the EAA Southern Storage Reservoir and developing new technology to combat harmful algal blooms.”
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Florida Congressional Representatives Help Get Water Resources Development Act to House Floor

This week, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., steered the proposal through the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that he chairs. “This legislation provides authority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to carry out water resources development projects and studies, as well as policy direction to the Corps for implementation of its civil works missions,” DeFazio’s office noted.

Darren Soto Warns Cuts to Amtrak Could Hurt Tourism, Economic Recovery in Florida

Soto is backing more funds for Amtrak, including supporting a proposal from U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., which would increase Amtrak funding by $29 million in the next five years.
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Florida Delegation Splits on Party Lines Over House Democrats’ $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Proposal

On Wednesday, the House passed U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio’s, D-Oreg., “Moving Forward Act” on a 233-188 vote. While three Republicans voted to support the measure and two Democrats voted against it, party lines held in the Florida delegation with the exception of U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., who did not vote. Rooney, who is not running for reelection in November, has missed several votes this year as he continues to recover from COVID-19.
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Florida Congresswoman Named to Coast Guard Academy’s Board of Visitors

U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, was named to Coast Guard Academy’s Board of Visitors this week
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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Moves into Leadership on House Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., the chairman of the committee, and U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif., the chairwoman of the subcommittee, announced the promotion on Thursday.

Brian Mast Wants Coast Guard Paid During the Federal Shutdown

Mast joined U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., to bring out the “Pay Our Coast Guard Parity Act” on Wednesday night. 
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