Feb 15 2019
Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs has been performing extremely painful and distressing research experiments on dogs? This week I helped introduce a new bill called the PUPPERS Act to put an end to these terrible, abusive tests once and for all.
Feb 08 2019
This week the Army Corps of Engineers held their first three public planning meetings on the new proposed Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual. Read this blog to learn more on how you can participate.
Feb 01 2019
Last year I passed legislation to force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to redo the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS) that determines when toxic discharges from Lake O are sent into our community. That rewrite process starts now with a chance to make our community’s voice heard! Learn more:
Jan 30 2019
Two years ago, 19-year-old Ashanti Billie was abducted in Virginia. There was never an Amber alert issued. Keep reading to learn why and how our bipartisan bill fixes this broken alert system.
Jan 25 2019
This week, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works sent us an update on the Southern Storage Reservoir project, and it had some good news in it that I’d like to share with you.
Jan 23 2019
Sadly, every 15 minutes in the United States, a baby is born with a congenital heart defect. This is far too often - in fact, heart defects are the most common and deadly form of birth defects. Read this blog to learn more about how we are working to save lives.
Jan 22 2019
We are making great progress, but there is still much more to be done to ensure that veterans receive the very best care our country has to offer. Read this blog to learn more.
Jan 11 2019
Jan 04 2019
This week was the very first week of the new Congress, and I was honored to be sworn in for a second time to continue fighting to make our community safer, healthier, and stronger.
Dec 21 2018
The federal government, through the Army Corps of Engineers, has played a huge role in perpetuating the human health crisis caused by Lake Okeechobee discharges and they need to take responsibility for the damage by helping to pay for the cleanup.