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Charlie Crist: $25 Million in Federal Funds Headed to Pinellas County From INVEST in...

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee received more than  2,000 Member Designated Project Requests, and all four of Crist’s requested projects were approved for full funding, totaling nearly $25 million for Pinellas.
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Florida Congressional Reps Want to Expand PRIME Grants for Private High-Speed Rail

“The Passenger Rail Improvement, Modernization and Expansion (PRIME) grant program is a new $19 billion program ‘devoted entirely to passenger rail improvements and expansion, performance optimization, and intercity passenger rail transportation expansion,’” Demings’ office noted. “Access to the federal PRIME grant program—along with U.S. Department of Transportation transparency and oversight of these funds—is important to the construction of high-speed passenger rail connecting major population and economic centers throughout Florida.”

Darren Soto, John Rose Team Up on Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety Act

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. John Rose, R-Tenn., brought out the “Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety (HAULS) Act” with Soto as a co-sponsor.

Angie Craig, Brian Mast Get Local Water Protection Act to the House Floor

Craig introduced the bill, which U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are backing in the upper chamber, earlier this month.

Charlie Crist: Coast Guard Commandant Should Be Full Member of the Joint Chiefs of...

Crist paired with U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., on a bill to just that this week and offered the rationale behind the proposal.

Angie Craig, Brian Mast Champion Local Water Protection Act

Craig introduced the bill, which U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are backing in the upper chamber, on Thursday.

Dan Webster Wants the GSA to Use More Public-Private Partnerships

Webster and U.S. Rep. Michael Guest, R-Miss., are co-sponsoring the proposal which would “provide the General Services Administration (GSA) with flexibility to pilot the use of public-private partnerships.”

Dan Webster Leads GOP on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee

U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., the lead Republicans on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, named his subcommittee chairs, including Webster, on Monday.

Carlos Gimenez Announces Committee Assignments

Earlier this month, U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., named Gimenez as an assistant whip. 

Alcee Hastings Brings Back Farm-to-Market Road Repair Act

At the start of last year, Hastings brought out the “Farm-to-Market Road Repair Act” which, according to his office, would “expand eligibility for the Surface Transportation Block Grant program to include rural roads that serve to transport agriculture products from farms or ranches to the marketplace.”

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell: FEMA Sending $19.4 Million to Keys to Help Hurricane Irma Recovery

The Florida Keys Electric Cooperative will be getting the bulk of the funds--$11,105,629.07--coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

Frederica Wilson: FAA Extending Public Comment Period on Flight Paths in Her South Florida...

Wilson hosted a conference call with several representatives from the agency, Miami International Airport, and local government officials on the matter last week. The FAA extended the comment period through July 24.