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“The office would oversee all non-defense-related deployment and activities related to blockchain technology within the federal government,” the congressman’s office noted.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the bill in the U.S. Senate at the end of last month. Rubio has been pushing the “Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act” since 2018 and he reintroduced it this week.
At the end of August, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., first introduced the “Protecting Tourism in the United States Act” with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., as the cosponsor.
Supporters of the proposal, which also include U.S. Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Maggie Hassan, D-NH, stress that it will “invest $1 billion over five years in the ability of the U.S. government to mitigate future supply chain emergencies.”
House Passes Kathy Castor’s Proposal to Study Impact of Coronavirus on Travel, Hospitality Industries
At the end of August, Castor brought out the “Protecting Tourism in the United States Act” with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., as the cosponsor.
Announcing the funds at an event on Thursday afternoon, Ross reviewed Leon County’s efforts in developing technology, praising the area as a “nucleus for innovation.” Ross said the project--which includes $6.8 million in local investments--will create 639 new jobs in a “high growth industry" over the next ten years. The facility itself will be finished by 2023.
With an additional $4.5 million in local funds, the 45,000 square foot center and is expected to create more than 460 jobs and add an additional $66 million to the local economy.
The two senators wrote U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross on the matter on Wednesday.