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On Tuesday, the Trump administration reaffirmed its commitment to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base which was devastated by Hurricane Michael back in October.
This week, the U.S. House voted to suspend the debt limit for two years and passed a $1.37 trillion budget with $738 billion going to defense. The proposal was supported by U.S. Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Dunn, now in his second term, wrote U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, on the matter after Congress left town on Thursday.
The first time the president visited Panama City Beach, in June 2015, the unemployment rate in Florida was a disappointing 5.5 percent, and Bay County’s unemployment rate was only slightly lower, at 5.4 percent.
Democrats from the Sunshine State fired back, blaming the White House for not moving quickly enough to help the Panhandle and Puerto Rico.
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., met with military leaders at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City and vowed to continue his fight to help the area which is still recovering from Hurricane Michael which hit the region in November.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, offered the amendments and pointed to the proposal he made earlier in the month sending $3.6 billion to help secure the borders and almost $15 billion to help the nation.
Rubio unveiled the “Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Border Security and Disaster Relief Act,” insisting it “would secure our southern border and provide much-needed disaster relief.”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Intends to Help Panhandle Through Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee
This week, Wasserman Schultz headed to the Panhandle where she joined U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., in touring military bases which were devastated by Hurricane Michael back in October.
Scott, who sits on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, doubled down on his pursuit of answers this week.
Nelson, Rubio and Dunn wrote U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the ranking Democrat on the committee, on the matter. Rubio sits on the committee.