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Ron DeSantis Showcases Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Fairs

Coordinated by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the CareerSource Florida network, Paychecks for Patriots career fairs connect veterans and military family members with hundreds of employers throughout the state. This year, for the first time, Paychecks for Patriots hiring fairs are being held virtually to allow safe, convenient access statewide.

Ashley Moody Launches Patriot Protection Week to Defend Veterans From Scams

Throughout the week, Moody will be reminding service members and families about beneficial resources and offering tips about military-related scams on Twitter. 

Mark Hedman: 10‭ ‬Companies with Veteran Hiring Programs

The transition out of the military can be incredibly hard since most service members firmly adhere to the military way of life. Careers are different in the private sector, and many vets are still trying to re-establish an active role in their families that is different than their previous one as a service member.  Finding a company that embraces military veterans and their families significantly increases their chances of success. It allows them to partake in rewarding careers while spending more time with their family and friends.

Dan Webster Has Helped Veterans Recover $10 Million Since Start of 2017

First elected to Congress in 2010 after decades on the Florida political stage--including being the first Republican since Reconstruction to serve as speaker of the state House--Webster weighed in on his efforts for veterans this week. 

VA Starting New Clinical Trial to Study Convalescent Plasma for Treating Seriously Ill COVID-19...

The trial is the first of multiple studies in VA Coronavirus Research and Efficacy Studies (VA CURES), a master protocol that offers a standardized framework for studying potential treatments for COVID-19 without the need for a new study design and protocol each time.
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Gus Bilirakis Champions Suicide Prevention Bills on Capitol Hill

Bilirakis also focused on the “STANDUP Act” which “encourages schools to expand evidence-based suicide prevention training in schools.” The Florida Republican also showcased the “Mental Health Parity Enforcement Act” which “would hold insurance companies accountable if they fail to adhere to existing law which requires parity in coverage for mental and physical health conditions.”
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Florida Delegation Wants to Make National Borinqueneers Day on April 13

The 65th Infantry, which mostly consisted of Puerto Ricans, was one of the most decorated units in the Korean War and its members were praised by Gen. Douglas MacArthur for their “brilliant record of heroism in battle.”

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. 
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Florida College Presidents Showcase ‘Patriot’s Path’ to Help Veterans Pursue Higher Education

With more than 1.5 million veterans in the Sunshine State, Florida is looking to ease their entrance into higher education.
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Donald Trump Signs Into Law Marco Rubio’s, Neal Dunn’s Proposal to Move Veterans Into...

At the end of December, the U.S. Senate passed Rubio’s version of the bill, which has presidential hopeful U.S Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., as the main cosponsor, without opposition. Dunn was able to get his version, which had U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., as a cosponsor, through the House at the end of last month without opposition.

Matt Gaetz Wants to Expand Pensions for Veterans Who Reach 100

Gaetz introduced the “Joseph Ainsworth Act” which “would change the Net Worth Limitation in Section 1522 of Title 38 by creating an age exemption for veterans older than 99 years old” on Thursday.

Brian Mast Calls on Veterans and Volunteers to Take Part in Library of Congress...

Mast, an Army veteran who lost both his legs when serving in Afghanistan, said veterans can share important information and help continue to shape American history. 
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