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  • My Panhandle: Leaders Tour Naval Support Activity Panama City to Assess Damages Post Hurricane
    Posted in In the News on February 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    MY PANHANDLE Leaders Tour Naval Support Activity Panama City to Assess Damages Post Hurricane By Megan Myers While touring the Naval Support Activity Panama City, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Neal Dunn got a fist hand look at Hurricane Michael damages. After a tour of the base, the leaders listed damages and discussed the steps needed to move forward. The base received a lot of damage to buildings as well as laboratories from the storm. Both members of congress said the... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Florida military bases could lose up to $177 million to Trump’s border wall
    Posted in In the News on February 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Defense

    MIAMI HERALD Florida military bases could lose up to $177 million to Trump’s border wall By Steve Contorno and Howard Altman President Donald Trump will pay for his much coveted wall at the southern border in part by taking $3.6 billion from military projects across the country and the world. The decision means Florida bases could lose up to $177 million for planned construction, more than all but eight other states, according to a list of eligible projects compiled by the House Appropriations C... Read more

  • Newsweek: Democrat Accuses ‘Chickenhawk’ Trump of Stealing ‘Money From Our Troops’ With ‘Repulsive’ National Emergency
    Posted in In the News on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Defense

    NEWSWEEK Democrat Accuses ‘Chickenhawk’ Trump of Stealing ‘Money From Our Troops’ With ‘Repulsive’ National Emergency By Alexandra Hutzler Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to officially sidestep Congress over funding for his long-promised border wall—a move Democrats are calling “repulsive” and “unconstitutional.” “It’s repulsive that a chickenhawk like President Trump would steal money from our troops, damage our military readiness and undermine our national security, all in... Read more

  • San Francisco Chronicle: Funding deal blocks ICE from arresting adults taking in undocumented children
    Posted in In the News on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    San Francisco Chronicle Funding deal blocks ICE from arresting adults taking in undocumented children By Tal Kopan WASHINGTON — A government funding deal on the verge of congressional passage would block federal officers from arresting undocumented immigrants solely because they come forward to take in migrant children. The constraint on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency comes after The Chronicle reported that the government had made scores of such arrests — including more than 100 ... Read more

  • Air Force Times: Problems with military housing conditions under scrutiny on Capitol Hill this week
    Posted in In the News on February 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Defense

    AIR FORCE TIMES Problems with military housing conditions under scrutiny on Capitol Hill this week By Leo Shane III WASHINGTON — Military housing conditions will come under congressional scrutiny this week amid reports of failures by private contractors to maintain acceptable living standards at a host of sites around the country. On Tuesday, House Appropriations Committee members are expected to grill the services’ top housing officials during a budget posture hearing at the Capitol. The annual... Read more

  • STARS & STRIPES: Sexual assault remains 'tremendous problem' for military, lawmaker says
    Posted in In the News on February 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women, Veterans, Military & Defense

    STARS & STRIPES Sexual assault remains 'tremendous problem' for military, lawmaker says By CLAUDIA GRISALES WASHINGTON — A House committee will take a closer look at the “tremendous problem” of sexual assault in the military following a damning report on the service academies, the chairwoman of a House subpanel said Thursday. The comments, which were part of a House Appropriations Committee subpanel hearing on the quality of life in the military, highlighted recent Defense Department findings th... Read more

  • Roll Call: The New Sisterhood of the Traveling Moms
    Posted in In the News on January 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women

    ROLL CALL The new sisterhood of the traveling moms By Katherine Tully-McManus Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz would have told me even more about the new dinner group she’s hosting for moms in Congress, but her son called. The idea of “work-life balance,” already dangling somewhere between fantasy and myth, starts to stretch even thinner when you split your time between D.C. and a far-flung district. That’s why Wasserman Schultz wants to build what she calls a “sisterhood of support” in the House. ... Read more

  • Sun-Sentinel: South Florida air traffic controllers, TSA screeners, pilots raise shutdown concerns
    Posted in In the News on January 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    South Florida air traffic controllers, TSA screeners, pilots raise shutdown concerns By Anthony Man Air traffic controllers and Transportation Security Administration officers in South Florida said Monday they’re experiencing more-than-usual stress now that they’re not getting paid, but the traveling public is safe — for now. Bill Kisseadoo, of Fort Lauderdale, is an air traffic controller at the busy Miami International Airport. “I’m getting concerned about safety. I’m getting there,” he said. ... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Wasserman Schultz calls for more federal regulation after dirty Ocala water makes news
    Posted in In the News on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Wasserman Schultz calls for more federal regulation after dirty Ocala water makes news BY SAMANTHA J. GROSS HERALD/TIMES TALLAHASSEE BUREAU JANUARY 08, 2019 TALLAHASSEE -- U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz called out to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Attorney General’s office Tuesday, requesting they establish a proper system for regulating, monitoring and notifying people of water contamination in their area. The Weston Democrat expressed her concern through a two-page lette... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Senate’s first order of business: Remove roadblock to independent investigation into egregious Acosta/Epstein plea deal
    Posted in In the News on December 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Senate’s first order of business: Remove roadblock to independent investigation into egregious Acosta/Epstein plea deal BY THE MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD DECEMBER 30, 2018 The questionable actions of Miami’s former U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta in gifting a sweetheart federal plea deal to a Palm Beach multimillionaire and serial sexual predator have rightly come under fire. They should also come under federal investigation, as we recommended in a recent editorial. A group of bipartisan congre... Read more