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Florida Reps Join Congressional Hispanic Caucus Calling on SBA, Treasury to Help Minority-Owned Small...

Two Democrats in the Florida delegation signed on a letter as the Congressional Hispanic Caucus wrote U.S. Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza calling on them to make sure affiliation rules are not changed to allow large private equity firms to get funds set aside for small businesses.
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Francis Rooney: Federal Funds Coming to Southwest Florida Airports

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., thanked the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for sending grants to the Southwest Florida International Airport and Naples Municipal Airport.

Nancy Pelosi Taps Donna Shalala to Help Oversee Federal Stimulus Funds

Pelosi tapped U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., who served as U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the Clinton presidency, to serve on the commission.

Lois Frankel: Palm Beach State College, FAU Getting $41 Million in Federal Stimulus Funds

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., said that more than $41 million in federal stimulus funds will go to two schools in her district.

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell: South Florida Airports Getting Almost $229 Million in Stimulus Funding

“These funds will help airport operators meet ongoing needs and manage current construction projects as operating expenses increase and revenues plummet,” the congresswoman’s office noted.
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Michael Waltz: Colleges, Universities in Northeast Florida District Getting $25 Million in Stimulus Funds

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., announced the federal government is sending $25 million to five higher education institutions in his district which stretches along the Atlantic Coast from St. Johns County down to Volusia County.
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Ron DeSantis: Florida’s Already Gotten More than $4.1 Billion in Federal Stimulus Funds

“The $4.1 billion in federal funds received through the CARES Act will help ensure Florida secures critical resources as we continue this fight,” said DeSantis.
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Stimulus Funds Continue to Go to Airports Across Florida

This week, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced that airports in South Florida will get more than $342 million in federal funds from the stimulus package that the White House and Congress agreed to at the end of last month.
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Nikki Fried Urges Sonny Perdue to Quickly Distribute Coronavirus Stimulus Funds to Agriculture

Fried sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue urging him to send $9.5 billion in direct assistance to agriculture. The funds were included in the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package the White House and Congress agreed upon at the end of last month.
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Frederica Wilson: $85 Million in Coronavirus Stimulus Funds Headed to Colleges, Universities in South...

“At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed to students in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to help pay for housing, food, and other basic essentials,” Wilson’s office noted. “In total, the CARES Act provides $14 billion in emergency higher education relief funding to help students and institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Tampa International Airport Getting $81 Million in Coronavirus Stimulus Funds

Castor said on Tuesday that the airport will receive the funds through the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act" which included around $10 billion for “airport capital expenditures, airport operating expenses including payroll and utilities, and airport debt payments.”
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