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Florida Delegation Secures Funds to Have Feds Investigate Surfside Condo Collapse

On the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., was able to amend the “National Institute of Standards and Technology for the Future Act" to include the funds with the committee backing the amendment. U.S. Reps. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and Dan Webster, R-Fla., all backed the amendment which also “directs NIST to identify the source of the failure, issue recommendations on how to prevent future collapses, and inform building codes for similar structures.”

Appropriations Committee Approves of All 10 of Darren Soto’s Community Project Funding Requests

“I am thrilled that the House Committee on Appropriations understood the impact that this funding would have on our Central Florida community,” said Soto on Wednesday.

Charlie Crist Announces Federal Funds for Abilities, Inc. of Florida

Crist announced that the SSA will send $259,500, which will be overseen by the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program.

Mario Diaz-Balart: DOT Sending $4.8 Million to Miami-Dade for Energy-Efficient Buses

Diaz-Balart is the top Republican on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, which funds this grant program for state and local governments under DOT.

Charlie Crist: Feds Sending $3.5 Million to Albert Whitted Airport

The grant, provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will specifically fund the installation of a runway vertical guidance system and runway rehabilitation.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: More than $700 Million in Stimulus Funds Headed to South Florida...

“At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship,” Wasserman Schultz’s office noted. 

Florida Congressmen Continue to Back Rosa DeLauro’s Strengthening America’s Families Act

DeLauro first introduced the bill, which she insists, “would use research and the science of child development to transform the child welfare system” last summer. U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., John Rutherford, R-Fla., Darren Soto, D-Fla., and Greg Steube, R-Fla., all cosponsored the bill last year. DeLauro brought it back this week with the backing of Bilirakis and Rutherford. 

Ted Deutch, Michael McCaul Lead Strong House Majority in Calling for Full Funding of...

More than 325 members of the House signed the letter.

Gus Bilirakis Helps Get Cell Transplantation Program Reauthorization Through the House

Back in October 2019, Bilirakis announced his support for U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui’s, D-Calif., “Timely Re-Authorization of Necessary Stem-cell Programs Lends Access to Needed Therapies (TRANSPLANT) Act” which would reauthorize the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program and the National Cord Blood Inventory.

John Rutherford Helps Relaunch the House Law Enforcement Caucus on Capitol Hill

Rutherford and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ, will lead the group which was originally formed in 1994. According to Rutherford’s office, the caucus will “serve as a clearinghouse for information and grants, and a sounding board for ideas addressing the law enforcement community.”

John Rutherford: ‘The Ban on Earmarks has Done Nothing to Lower the Deficit’

U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, weighed in on the decision and threw his support behind it.

John Rutherford Named to House Ethics Committee

Rutherford noted that the committee “is responsible for upholding the ethics rules of the House, investigating potential violations, and ensuring proper disclosure and review of financial statements by members of Congress and their staff.”