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NDAA Clears Senate With Marco Rubio’s and Rick Scott’s Support

This week, the U.S. Senate passed the $768 million National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on a 89-10 vote. Both of Florida’s U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--voted for the measure. The House passed the measure...
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Florida’s Senators Look to Add Amendments to the NDAA

With Congress back after the week-long recess for Veterans Day, the two chambers are looking to finalize the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Florida’s two U.S. senators offered a host of amendments to...

Ron DeSantis Announces $3.4 Million for Military Community Grant Programs

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida have awarded $3.4 million to communities throughout Florida through the Defense Infrastructure Grant Program, the Defense Reinvestment Grant...

Ron DeSantis Announces Florida Defense Support Task Force Grants

The awards were given to the Northeast Florida Firewatch Council and the Bay County Board of County Commissioners.

Tyndall Air Force Base to Host Three F-35 A Lightning II Squadrons

The Air Force announced the decision on Tuesday and offered some of the reasons why it chose to base the squadrons on the Panhandle.

Two Years After Hurricane Michael, Marco Rubio Urges Pentagon to Continue to Fund Repairs...

Ahead of the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael making landfall in the Florida Panhandle, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wrote to U.S. Defense Sec. Mark Esper stressing the importance of continued efforts to restore operational capacity and capability at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB).

Ron DeSantis, DEO Announce Funds to Communities for Military-Related Programs

These grants provide funding to defense-dependent communities to support economic diversification efforts and military community relations.

Florida’s Senators Vote to Approve the NDAA

On Thursday, the NDAA, which tops $740.5 million, cleared the Senate on a 86-14 vote. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., backed the NDAA which included his “United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act.”

Marco Rubio: Provisions for Florida Included in the National Defense Authorization Act

The FY21 NDAA includes multiple provisions Rubio requested, including an additional $15 million for the Gulf Range Modernization and the next phase in the Gulf Test Range telemetric modernization process at Eglin Air Force Base.
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Tom Wright Tapped to Serve on the Florida Defense Support Task Force

Wright, the chairman of the state Senate Military and Veterans Affairs and Space Committee, replaces state Sen. Doug Broxson, R-Pensacola, whose term on the task force is scheduled to end on July 1.

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Help Get $738 Billion NDAA Through the Senate

Both senators from Florida backed the proposal which includes a 3.1 percent pay raise for the military, sends $1.5 billion to help Tyndall Air Force Base which was damaged by Hurricane Michael in October 2018 and creates the Space Force.

Florida Delegation Helps Shape the National Defense Authorization Act, Get It Through House

On Wednesday, the House passed the NDAA on a 377 - 48 vote and is now resolving differences with the U.S. Senate. Every member of the Florida delegation backed the NDAA except for U.S. Rep. Franics Rooney, R-Fla., who did not vote.