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Vern Buchanan Calls on Small Businesses Hurt by Red Tide to Apply for SBA...

On Friday, Buchanan visited the SBA Disaster Assistance Center in Sarasota to focus on  Economic Injury Disaster Assistance Loans. Small businesses located in Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties hurt by red tide can apply for those loans. 
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Congress Backs Another $15 Million to Fight Toxic Algae, Red Tide

From his seat on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., praised the decision to fund the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineering Research and Development Center to, according to the congressman’s office, “identify and develop technology to detect prevent and manage red tide and other HABs, including the blue-green algae bloom smothering Lake Okeechobee.” 
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Florida Delegation Wants EAA Storage Reservoir by Lake Okeechobee to Fight Toxic Algae

With toxic algae and red tide continuing to impact the Sunshine State, three members of the Florida delegation scored a win this week on Capitol Hill to help alleviate the problems.
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Francis Rooney Pushes for More Funds for EPA to Fight Toxic Algae

U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., the vice chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee despite being in his first term in Congress, wrote to U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif., on the matter, urging him to match the Senate’s appropriation level which is an increase of $1.5 million.
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SBA Issues Disaster Declarations on Red Tide, Toxic Algae

On Wednesday night, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his requests and issued disaster declarations for South Florida due to the continued toxic algae and red tide problems. Scott...

Rick Scott Sends Another $3 Million to Counties Hit by Red Tide

Scott announced on Friday that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is sending another $3 million to help Floridians impacted by red tide, raising the total sent to that area to $9 million. 
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Florida Delegation Chairs Want More than $100 Million to Fight Harmful Algae, Red Tide

They are cosponsoring U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici’s, D-Oreg., “Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act” which declares the HAB problem an “Event of National Significance” and “would trigger disaster-like funding for affected communities.”
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Marco Rubio Tours Treasure Coast to Survey Toxic Algae Damage

Along with staff from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management Division and local officials, Rubio toured the St. Lucie Lock and Dam. After the tour on Thursday, the Florida Republican weighed in on the matter. 
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Southwest Florida Congressmen Want SBA to Declare Disaster Due to Toxic Algae, Red Tide

U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney wrote SVA Administrator Linda McMahon on the matter on Friday, urging her to make a declaration for Lee County. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan followed suit on Monday, focusing on Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties. 

Marco Rubio Gets Money to Fight Toxic Algae, Help School Safety in Minibus

From his seat on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was able to amend the  FY19 Minibus appropriations package. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson Want Feds to Make Sure Florida will be Ready for...

On Thursday, Rubio and Nelson unveiled the “South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act" which orders the Interagency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) to study the causes of toxic algae in Lake Okeechobee and how it is impacting the Sunshine State.
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Rick Scott, DEP Sending $3 Million to Counties Hurt by Red Tide

Lee County in Southwest Florida will be getting the bulk of the funds, around $2 million, with $750,000 headed to Manatee County, $190,000 to Collier County and almost $100,000 to Sarasota County.
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