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Charlie Crist Introduces Coast Guard Retirement Parity Act

Crist introduced the “Coast Guard Retirement Parity Act” with U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., and the Tampa Bay congressman’s office offered some of the rationales behind why Coast Guard retirees should be included in the Military Retirement Fund. 

Matt Gaetz Asks Defense Secretary About Saudis at NAS Pensacola in Congressional Hearing

Rep. Gaetz asked Esper whether the U.S. military is currently accepting new students into the program and urged him to make a public statement with information regarding the status of the program and if the application process has been halted.
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Michael Waltz Calls on House Committee to Expand Benefits for Gold Star Families

Back in March, Waltz, the first Green Beret to serve in Congress and a member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, introduced the “SFC Brian Woods Gold Star and Military Survivors Act.”

Michael Waltz Weighs in on Russian Intelligence Efforts After Submarine Fire

“Most people think the internet is in the cloud. It’s really under the ocean,” Waltz said. “There are almost 400 of these cables [which] are about the size of a really large garden hose that run several hundred thousand miles and our entire modern economy is dependent on these fiber optic cables, from banking, to insurance, to financial markets.”

Matt Gaetz Takes on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with the Green Real Deal

Gaetz’s office insisted his plan “recognizes that a national commitment to innovation, competitive markets, and the deployment of advanced energy technologies will help the United States as the global leader in clean energy."
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Could Space Command Come to Florida?

Elected officials from across the Sunshine State--including the governor--are making a major push to convince President Donald Trump to base Space Command in Florida.
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Mike Waltz Presses Pentagon on Syria, ISIS

From his perch on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., who served as a Green Beret, is pushing for answers on how powerful Islamic State (ISIS) terrorism is even as the Trump administration continues to make plans to take military personnel out of Syria. 
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Mike Waltz Warns if US Pulls Out of Afghanistan, Terrorists Will Hit Again

U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., the only freshman Republican on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee and who served several combat tours as a Green Beret in Afghanistan, took to the national airwaves to weigh in on the Trump administration and the Taliban agreeing “in principle” on a peace deal.  

Mike Waltz is Frustrated But Holding the Line on Donald Trump’s Wall

The Florida Republican talked to Florida Daily about his efforts to hit the ground running in Congress despite the continued partial government shutdown. 

Donna Shalala Named to House Education and Labor Committee

Shalala, who was named to the powerful U.S. House Rules Committee earlier this month, was the only Florida Democrat to be included in the new assignments. 
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