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Charlie Crist Announces $15.2 Million to Fight Red Tide, Harmful Algae Blooms”

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced that $15.2 million in federal funding is being awarded to research projects to better understand and respond to harmful algae blooms (HABs),...
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Nikki Fried Warns that Phosphogypsum Stacks, Including Piney Point, Threaten Florida’s Waters

Last week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) provided formal public comment at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s public meeting on the draft Underground...

Vern Buchanan Calls for Immediate Action to Battle Red Tide

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., hosted a roundtable with key stakeholders on water quality in Southwest Florida. The Gulf Coast is currently experiencing severe levels of red tide. Red tide is caused by...
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Florida’s Senators, Congressmen Urge Commerce Department to Help Fisheries Hurt by Red Tide

On Wednesday, members of the Florida delegation sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Sec. Gina Raimondo urging that the Department approve Florida’s request for disaster assistance for fisheries that were harmed by severe red tide events that occurred between 2015 and 2019. 

Charlie Crist Announces Appropriations Subcommittee Assignments

Crist has been a member of the Appropriations Committee since 2019, delivering funding for Pinellas including $13 million for research and mitigation efforts against red tide and other harmful algal blooms, $25 million for veteran treatment courts to get veterans into treatment instead of jail, and $5 million to get veterans into cutting-edge clinical trials at National Cancer Institutes like Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa – just last year alone.

Florida Delegation Splits on Party Lines On $1.3 Trillion Appropriations Bill

The bill, which covers Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-HUD funding, cleared the House on a 217-197 vote as 12 Democrats joined every Republican and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., in voting against it. 
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Florida Congressmen Team Up on the Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms Act

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., introduced the “Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms Act” which U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., is cosponsoring. 
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Florida Delegation Meets to Hear From Tourism Officials on Red Tide, State’s Continued Growth

On Thursday, the Florida delegation held a meeting to focus on tourism which remains the biggest industry in the Sunshine State. The two chairmen of the delegation--Democrat U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings and Republican U.S. Rep....
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Marco Rubio Gets Two Environmental Bills Through Senate Commerce Committee

Rubio’s “Restoring Resilient Reefs Act" and ”South Florida Coastal Clean Waters Act” sailed unanimously through the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. 

Vern Buchanan Calls on Senate Leaders to Fund NIH Study on How Red Tide...

After reports last week of red tide returning to Southwest Florida, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., called on the U.S. Senate to do more to help combat the problem. 

House Passes Brian Mast’s South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act Without Opposition

According to the congressman’s office, his proposal amends last year’s Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act.

Vern Buchanan: NSF is Sending $1.7 Million to Mote Marine Laboratory

“Today’s announcement is great news for Mote Marine and our community,” Buchanan said. “Dr. Michael Crosby and his entire team work tirelessly to combat red tide, improve water quality, and protect our coral reefs. I remain committed to continuing my fight in Washington for Southwest Florida’s environment.”
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