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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.
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Florida Congressional Democrats Want to Know How FEMA Will Handle Hurricane Season During Coronavirus...

Mucarsel-Powell led the letter to FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor as Democrats from the Sunshine State called on FEMA to offer quicker reimbursements from claims from Hurricanes Irma and Michael.

Ted Deutch Brings Out Emergency Supply Chain Transparency Act Focusing on PPE

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., has introduced a proposal to use the Defense Protection Act and the Stafford Act to ensure more transparency for the federal government and the private sector when it comes to distributing personal protective equipment (PPE).

Florida Delegation Tries to Push the Federal Government on Coronavirus Response

This week, members of the Florida congressional delegation from both sides of the aisle tried to push the federal government on a host of issues as it continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rick Scott: Don’t Let Your Guard Down, Prepare for Hurricane Season Now

Last week, Scott paired up with U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio to send a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor requesting that FEMA issue guidance to address the CDC’s coronavirus guidelines and procedures to keep Floridians safe and healthy in the event of a major storm.
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Florida’s Senators Call on FEMA to Help State Prepare for Hurricane Season Amid Coronavirus...

With the 2020 Hurricane Season beginning on June 1, this week, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor requesting that FEMA issue guidance to address the CDC’s coronavirus guidelines and procedures to keep Floridians safe and healthy in the event of a major storm.

Palm Beach Delegation on Capitol Hill and in Tallahassee Want Coronavirus Testing Center Help...

U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and Brian Mast, R-Fla., signed the letter. So did state Sens. Lori Berman, D-Boynton Beach, Gayle Harrel, R-Stuart, Bobby Powell, D-West Palm Beach, and Kevin Rader, D-Boca Raton, along with nine members of the Florida House.

Florida Delegation Urges FEMA to Send Supplies to Help Sunshine State With Coronavirus Outbreak

At the end of last week, the two chairmen of the Florida delegation--U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla.--led a letter to FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor, urging him to immediately deliver supplies requested by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Darren Soto Leads Florida Democrats in Asking FEMA to Help House Puerto Ricans After...

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., led Democrats in the Florida congressional delegation in sending a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor, urging the agency to work with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide transitional or affordable housing for Puerto Ricans arriving in Florida.
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Florida House Delegation Wants More Federal Help for Puerto Rico After Earthquakes

At the start of the week, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., joined U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and U.S. Rep. José Serrano, D-NY, in writing Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor, calling on the federal government to help restore power to Puerto Rico. 

Florida Senators Urge Trump to Approve Puerto Rico’s Disaster Declaration Following Earthquakes

Scott has spoken to President Trump, FEMA Acting Administrator Peter Gaynor, Governor Vázquez Garced and other Puerto Rican elected officials to make sure the island has the resources it needs to recover.

Marco Rubio Wants FEMA to Quickly Remove Hurricane Michael Debris on Private Properties

“As you know, recovery efforts following Hurricane Michael have been extremely difficult for Northwest Floridians, and the federal government must work with local communities in response to the unprecedented devastation,” Rubio wrote Gaynor on Tuesday.
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