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Last week, Mucarsel-Powell announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending $2,014,650 to the city of Key West to fix the King Fish Pier and Tarpon Pier which were damaged by Hurricane Irma back in 2017.
The money will be used to build Berth 214 and other projects including utility and stormwater improvements, dredging, a gantry crane rail extension and a new container gate. The projects are expected to cost around $55 million.
A week and a half ago, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., unveiled the “American-Made Protection for Healthcare Workers and First Responders Act” to ensure more PPE is made in the U.S. instead of other nations, including China.
The South Florida congresswoman is pushing for a “transformative infrastructure framework that over five years would make a $760 billion investment in the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and create an estimated 10 million jobs.” She renewed her call for those funds on Friday.
On Friday, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., brought out the “Freedom from Regulating Edible Supplies and Horticulture Trucking Act” (FRESH Trucking Act) which, he insists, will “improve safety conditions for commercial agricultural drivers by eliminating harmful regulations that can result in dangerous driving practices and spoilage of products.”
Pairing up with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., back at the start of April, Rubio introduced the “Federal Advance Contracts Enhancement (FACE) Act” which “would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure more effective use and management of its advance contracts for goods and services” and “requires federal preparedness actions to be coordinated with states and localities to prevent gaps in recovery efforts from occurring.”
“This announcement brings the total amount of FEMA funding awarded to Miami-Dade County to more than $137 million and Monroe County to more than $20.23 million,” the congresswoman’s office noted.
The money will be used to cut down on noise which has impacted almost 100 homes around the airport.
Hurricane Irma was a Category 5 storm which hit the Sunshine State back in September 2017. At least 90 Americans--including 84 in Florida--were killed in the storm which caused more than $50 billion in damages.
In her first meeting on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, freshman U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., called for more investments in South Florida.
On Thursday, the South Florida Democrat announced $718,150 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to FIU’s medical research projects.
“I am excited to serve on these subcommittees and work on the issues that South Florida sent me to Congress to tackle: fixing our broken immigration system, keeping our country safe and our waters clean, and increasing our resilience to fight against climate change,” she said on Thursday.