Far too often it feels like the federal government just isn't paying attention to the issues that really impact our day to day lives. I had a stark example of that in a committee hearing this week when I questioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on SB10 and our efforts to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee.
Congress's most important constitutional duty is to provide for the common defense. This week we passed the National Defense Authorization Act to reform, repair and rebuild our military. The bill also included two provision that I wrote and sponsored.
Watch this week's Week In Review video to hear more about my exchange with All Aboard Florida head executive Mike Reininger, bills we passed to help create jobs and the young men and women from our community who received the Congressional Awards Gold Medal.
Many veterans have had similar experiences and have shared healthcare challenges as a result. That’s why it’s so critical for the VA to establish and maintain expertise in providing our unique healthcare needs. Read about some real action we took to help veterans this week.
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