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Trumps wants to cut SNAP, research money and aid to rural communities
Congressman Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, went to Monticello Thursday to rally the countryside against President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. As outlined by U.S. Department of Agriculture officials, Trump wants to cut spending for farmers and aid to rural communities by more than 20 percent.
Lawson introduces first bill aimed to help small business leaders
The Entrepreneurial Education Act would help emerging leaders get the training they need to expand operations and create jobs in underserved communities
Army Corps of Engineers awards $17.5 million for Port deepening
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - New funding for the deepening of the St Johns River was approved on Wednesday.
The Army Corps of Engineers awarded $17.5 million for the Jacksonville Port deepening project in its fiscal year 2017 work program.
President Trump's budget proposal brought negative reviews from Florida Democrats and little reaction from Republicans, a telling sign of overall lack of enthusiasm.
3.1 million Floridians get food assistance, DCF says
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - President Donald Trump will unveil a proposed budget this week that would drive millions of people off food stamps and cut Medicaid, targeting the social safety-net programs for the poor in a new wave of spending cuts.
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson filed his first bill Friday, and it aims to help economic conditions in Florida’s 5th Congressional District.
The Entrepreneurial Education Act would authorize what is being called an “Entrepreneurial Education Initiative” through the Small Business Administration.
Florida’s Democratic members of Congress are expressing outrage over Tuesday evening’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and saying it solidifies their demands for an independent investigation into ties between President Donald Trump and Russia.
The atmosphere in Washington is extremely partisan and highly toxic.
And there is absolutely nothing to suggest that will change anytime soon.
But that still hasn’t deterred U.S. Rep. Al Lawson.
UPDATE: U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, is also attending. The HUD news release made no mention of that; a spokesman told the Buzz that "we recently confirmed his participation."
HUD Secretary Ben Carson, along with Sen. Marco Rubio, this afternoon will tour a federally subsidized housing project in Jacksonville that has come under heavy criticism.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Tuesday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson toured Eureka Gardens - the first time the organization's leader toured the apartment complex.
“I don’t think you can come here a year ago and come here today and not be optimistic about the future,” said Sen. Marco Rubio.