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Florida’s Senators Back Navy, FDOT Joint Corridor Project to Allow Public Access to NAS...

Last week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--sent a letter to U.S. Navy Sec. Carlos Del Toro to express support for a joint corridor project between the U.S. Navy and the...
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Marco Rubio Urges Navy to Use Damaged Ship as Artificial Reef Off Florida Coast

“According to reports, the U.S. Navy currently intends to scrap the USS Bonhomme Richard at a cost of approximately $30 million.  The state of Florida has indicated that utilizing the vessel as an artificial reef would be far less costly and time consuming, and would certainly be much more economically and ecologically productive,” Rubio added.

Rick Scott Introduces Resolution Condemning Chinese Efforts in the South China Sea

Scott’s resolution “condemning military aggression and use of force by the Chinese Coast Guard against peaceful foreign vessels that purportedly violate the unlawful maritime sovereignty of China” was backed by U.S. Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Thom Tillis, R-NC, and Roger Wicker, R-Miss.

Florida’s Senators Urge Pentagon to Commit to Navy Shipbuilding Requirements

This week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks requesting that the department assert its commitment to the U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding requirements to ensure America stands ready to deter Chinese provocations and to safeguard the future of freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region.

Florida Polytechnic University Launches Nuclear Propulsion Pipeline Program to Have Grads Serve as Naval...

The Florida Poly program launched this semester and currently has 12 students.

Marco Rubio Has Concerns About Proposed Cuts to Virginia Class Submarine Program

The Navy’s FY 2021 budget request does not include funding for a tenth Block V submarine which “directly contradicts the National Defense Strategy and inexplicably delays the Navy’s goal of reaching 66 fast-attack submarines by 2048.”