Signed Into Law

The Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017 extends a number of expiring authorities impacting veterans’ benefits, health care, and homeless programs, including nursing home care, support services for caregivers, transportation, child care assistance, adaptive sports programs and housing and home loan services. Read more about the The Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017.

Passed By The House

Oath of Exit

Throughout our lives, the most important commitments we make are spoken. The Oath of Exit creates a voluntary separation oath for members of the Armed Forces aimed at reducing veteran suicide. Read more about the Oath of Exit.

Introduced

Federal Do No Harm Act

The Federal Do No Harm Act allows the State of Florida and local governments to receive federal assistance in managing the aftermath of harmful algal bloom emergencies in ways that reduce the risk of more harmful impacts in the future. Read more about the Federal Do No Harm Act.

Everglades FIRST Act

The Everglades FIRST Act will expedite the federal timeline for the completion of reports that are required before Everglades restoration projects, including the S.B. 10 southern reservoir, can move forward. Read more about the Everglades FIRST Act.

Harmful Algal Blooms Solutions Act

One of the most frequent roadblocks I hear about is the difficulty in scaling technology to clean massive amounts of water. The Harmful Algal Bloom Solutions Act would go a long way toward developing and improving technology to be able to keep our rivers clean. Read more about the Harmful Algal Blooms Solutions Act.

South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act

The South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act will amend existing federal law aimed at combatting harmful algal blooms to require the first-ever specific federal assessment and action plan to reduce harmful algal blooms in the Greater Everglades region. Read more about the South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act.

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Reauthorization Act

The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Reauthorization Act of 2017 extends and doubles the funding authorization for a critical credit assistance program designed to accelerate investment in our nation’s water infrastructure. Read more about the Water Infrastructure Finance and Reauthorization Act.

Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act

The bipartisan Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act imposes sanctions on foreign persons, agencies and governments that assist Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad or their affiliates. Read more about the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act.

Maritime Industries Relief Act

As Congress considers comprehensive tax reform, the Maritime Industries Relief Act will help support 18th District jobs and the local maritime economy. This is a perfect example of a win-win for consumers and local businesses. Read more about the Maritime Industries Relief Act.