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Marco Rubio: NDAA Will Help Secure the Nation, Help Florida

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, noting that it helps Florida and includes the Fiscal Year 2020 Intelligence Authorization Act.

Rick Scott Helps Shape NDAA, Including Funds for Tyndall AFB and Military Pay Raise

With the help of U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., this week, Congress came to an agreement on the final 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which was cleared by the conference committee on Monday. Congress is expected to pass the NDAA later this week.

Ron DeSantis, FDOT Start Work on Flyover at Tyndall Air Force Base

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin Thibault broke ground on a flyover at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB).

Janet Cruz: Floridians With Private Wells Needs to Know About PFAS Threats to Their...

Noting the high levels of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) contamination around military bases across the Sunshine State, including MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, this week state Sen. Janet Cruz brought back a...
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Rebuild 850 Continues Recovery Efforts a Year After Hurricane Michael

“Experts have estimated that about 56 percent of Florida’s economic loss from Hurricane Michael will be uninsured, leaving a gap of more than $9 billion in uninsured losses,” Rebuild 850 noted. 

Senate Appropriations Bills Include Funds for Everglades Restoration, Rebuilding Tyndall Air Force Base

With help from Florida’s two U.S. senators, the FY2020 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations bill and the FY2020 Department of Defense Appropriations bill cleared the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee with $200 million for Everglades restoration and funds to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base. 

Neal Dunn Backs Donald Trump Moving Funds from Tyndall Air Force Base to Build...

U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., has spent most of the past year calling on the federal government to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base which was damaged heavily when Hurricane Michael hit Florida back in October.

Matt Gaetz Praises Trump’s Decision to Use Military Construction Funds to Build the Wall

As the Trump administration gets ready to shift defense funds over to build a wall to help control illegal immigration at the southern border, on Thursday, a key ally of the president stressed his support of the decision.

Neal Dunn Calls on Air Force to Host F-22 Training at Tyndall

Despite the damage done to Tyndall Air Force Base by Hurricane Michael in October, a Florida congressman is urging the Air Force to resume F-22 training there on a short term basis.

Marco Rubio Looks at Hurricane Michael’s Effects on Northwest Florida’s Small Businesses

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, held a hearing titled “Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Michael's Impact on Northwest Florida's Small Businesses” on the Panhandle. 
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Florida Chamber President: Offshore Drilling a Threat to State’s Defense Industry

A prominent leader of the business community in Florida warned this week that expanded energy exploration off the coast of the Sunshine State could impact military bases across the state.

Marco Rubio Calls on the Pentagon to Expand the F-35

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., in leading several senators in sending a letter to U.S. Defense Sec. Mark Esper calling for the expansion of the F-35 program.