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Over the next two years, the funds will “help develop response and adaptation strategies to combat red tide" and “will study the economic impacts of the 2017-2019 Florida red tide outbreak on tourism, commercial fishing, and public health, among others” looking at 80 different economic sectors.
Democrats had high hopes for Mary Barzee Flores when she ran against Diaz-Balart in 2018 but, despite the GOP facing a bad election cycle at the national level, the Republican incumbent carried more than 62 percent of the vote and won another term.
With Strong Support From Florida Delegation, House Approves $484 Billion in Coronavirus Stimulus Funds
On Thursday, with many of its members wearing masks and with social distancing efforts in effect, the U.S. House approved another $484 billion in federal funds to help the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.
At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., said that more than $41 million in federal stimulus funds will go to two schools in her district.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is sending a grant to Community Health Centers of Pinellas to help the Tampa Bay area deal with coronavirus.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, focused on crafting a proposal to improve Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7(a) loan program including leading a hearing on “Coronavirus and America’s Small Business Supply Chain.”