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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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Lois Frankel: FEMA Sending $7.5 Million to Palm Beach County for Hurricane Irma Costs

On Tuesday, Frankel announced FEMA is sending the funds to the county and two cities located in it.
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Ramps Up Efforts to Be Next Appropriations Committee Chair

Back in November, Wasserman Schultz announced that she wants to be the next chairwoman of the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee. If selected by her fellow Democrats and her party retains the House, the South Florida congresswoman will take over as chairwoman at the start of 2021.
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Charlie Crist: Feds Sending CARES Coronavirus Response Funds to Tampa Bay

The funds come from the Economic Development Agency's CARES Act Recovery Assistance and will help the Regional Planning Council develop a plan for economic recovery as the region continues to suffer during the pandemic; aid disaster recovery coordinators as they respond to the pandemic; and ensure the Regional Planning Council has technological and staff support.
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Charlie Crist: Federal Government Sending More Funds to Pinellas County for Bus Rapid Transit...

Crist announced that the project will get another $720,000 from the federal government. These funds are in addition to almost $22 million that Crist announced at the end of May.
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Charlie Crist: Almost $22 Million in Federal Funds Going to Pinellas County for Bus...

On Friday, Crist announced the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will get $21.8 million “for construction of the Tampa Bay region’s first-ever Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line which would run from downtown St. Petersburg to the beach.”
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Charlie Crist: HHS Sending Funds to Help Pinellas County Expand Coronavirus Testing

From his perch on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is sending funds to Pinellas County to expand testing for coronavirus.
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