Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, Vern Buchanan Champion Proposal to Allow More Infant Formula Sales in the U.S.

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the “Urgently Feeding America’s Babies Act.”. U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-NH, Alex Padilla, D-Calif., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., are co-sponsoring the proposal to “direct the Biden administration to invoke the Defense Production Act and establish a process to approve the sale of European-produced infant formulas to address the ongoing shortage.”
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Marco Rubio: What’s Next in Ukraine? Americans Deserve a Plan

This week, the Senate advanced $40 billion in military, economic, and humanitarian aid to support Ukraine’s effort to repel Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion. Much of that spending is incredibly important – not only will it provide direct security assistance to Ukraine, but it will also replenish depleted U.S. military weapons stockpiles and support American troops deployed to NATO countries earlier this year.

Rick Scott Backs Military Aid to Ukraine

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said he will vote for almost $40 billion in aid to Ukraine as Russia continues it invasion of that nation. Scott said he would back “U.S. funding for lethal military aid to Ukraine as it fights to defeat Russia and push back on Vladimir Putin’s unjust invasion” and insisted the “United States must continue to provide Ukraine with the aid it needs, we cannot allow that action to deprioritize or slow progress on solving urgent domestic issues such as securing the border, fighting inflation and fixing major supply issues like the current baby formula shortage that is devastating parents across the nation.”

Ron DeSantis Approves $125 Million for Nursing Education to Provide Scholarships, Expand Clinical Training

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his approval of over $125 million for nursing education for the 2022 – 2023 Fiscal Year. Additional funding for nurses in this year’s budget will include student loan reimbursement and scholarships for nurses, expanding infrastructure at colleges and universities that provide nursing education, and salary and recruitment incentives for nurses within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Florida Republicans Slam Biden’s New Cuba Policies

This week, the Biden administration announced “a series of measures to increase support for the Cuban people in line with our national security interests” which drew fire from Republicans in the Florida delegation. Insisting that “the Cuban people are confronting an unprecedented humanitarian crisis — and our policy...

Ron DeSantis Taps Gary Jennings of Keep Florida Fishing for Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

At the end of last week Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Gary Jennings to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Jennings, of Windermere, is the director of Keep Florida Fishing for the American Sportfishing Association. He currently serves on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and is also a member of the Florida Coastal Conservation Association, the Seaplane Pilots Association, and the Aircraft Pilots and Owners Association. Jennings earned his bachelor’s degree in human resource management and hospitality administration from Florida State University.

Jimmy Patronis Pushes Anti-Fraud Initiatives for Special Session

With the Florida Legislature holding a special session on insurance reform next week, state CFO Jimmy Patronis offered five proposals for consideration. “As area policyholders know, Florida’s insurance market is in trouble. We are seeing more private carriers exit the market, and we’re seeing Citizens Insurance policies grow. Governor DeSantis has rightly called a special session to reform insurance, and lawmakers will have an opportunity to curb frivolous litigation and fight fraud. Florida communities are under attack by fraudsters who are willing to try anything to game the system. They are stealing from us all! To win this war, we need the troops, the weapons, and a full commitment to the mission. So in this special session, I will put forward five initiatives aimed at cracking down on the kind of fraud that increases all of our rates,” Patronis said.

Philip Levine: Politicization of Disney Gives Bob Iger Path to White House

Is there any worldwide organization more complex and difficult to run than the U.S. government? Maybe the Walt Disney Company. Like the federal government, Disney is an economic, cultural, and educational powerhouse – one that represents American society to the world. It’s no wonder, then, that Disney finds itself embroiled in controversy over its criticism of Florida’s new law, dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” measure by opponents and a “Parents Rights” measure by proponents, which earlier this month resulted in Gov. Ron DeSantis leading the Republican charge to strip Disney of its special tax status.

Visit Florida: Sunshine State Welcomed 36 Million Tourists in the First Quarter of 2022

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Florida welcomed 36 million total visitors between January and March 2022 according to Visit Florida estimates. This is a 14 percent increase from Q4 2021, and the third consecutive quarter that overall visitation has surpassed pre-pandemic levels. Approximately 34.1 million domestic visitors traveled to Florida in Q1 2022, representing twelve solid months of domestic visitation growth from 2019, with no signs of slowing.