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Charlie Crist Announces Federal Funds for Law Enforcement in Pinellas County

Last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, announced more than $210,000 in federal public safety funds for law enforcement agencies in Pinellas County. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s...

Rosa DeLauro Names Florida Democrats to Appropriations Spots, Including Wasserman Schultz Leading a Subcommittee

Naming Democrats to the committee and its various subcommittees, DeLauro announced this week that she is keeping Wasserman Schultz as chairwoman of the U.S. House Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.

Mario Diaz-Balart Honored by Florida Defense Contractors Association

“This recognition, which has only been presented twice before, is given to individuals with a distinguished record of supporting our U.S. fighting forces,” the congressman’s office noted.
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Charlie Crist Announces Funds for Clearwater Marine Aquarium to Help Manatees

The aquarium will get $77,879 to “increase manatee rescue efforts through the use of new technology to expand capacity and collect health and life history parameters” and $71,795 “to support the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership, enhancing transport capabilities and allowing for more sick or injured manatees to be treated and released back in the wild.”

Charlie Crist: NSF Sending $1 Million to St. Petersburg College for TB-B2B Program

Crist, who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, said the funds will help boost the community.

Lois Frankel: FTA Sending $50.7 Million to Palm Tran

Frankel, who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, announced on Friday the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will send Palm Tran $50,701,790. The money comes from the “CARES Act,” the $2.3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package which Congress and the White House agreed on at the end of March.

Lois Frankel: Department of Education Sending Funds to Palm Beach State College

The funds come through Student Support Services Program (SSS) grants, part of the federal TRIO program, and will be used to “help low-income, first-generation, or disabled college students to increase students’ retention and graduation rates, facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges, and foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first-generation college students.”

Florida Delegation Splits on Party Lines as House Passes First Minibus

The bill passed as 224 Democrats voted for it while 189 votes were cast against it as 7 Democrats joined 182 Republicans in opposing it while 17 members did not vote. Party lines held in the Florida delegation though three Republicans from the Sunshine State--U.S. Reps. Neal Dunn, Francis Rooney and Ted Yoho--did not vote. Rooney, who came down with coronavirus and is in his last months in Congress, has missed several votes this year.
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