U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced the inclusion of several water quality provisions she fought for in the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill that passed the Congress today in response to the devastating red tide and toxic green algae that is plaguing Florida
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, today announced that Miami-Dade County was awarded a $9.5 million U.S. Department of Transportation BUILD grant.
Congressman Vern Buchanan today called for swift action on bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which expired on Sept. 30. This important government program provides states, counties and local governments with critical funding to protect and preserve national parks, water resources, wildlife habitats and historic sites.
Universal American Mortgage Company LLC (UAMC) has agreed to pay the United States $13.2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by falsely certifying that it complied with Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance requirements in connection with certain loans, the Department of Justice announced today. UAMC is a mortgage lender headquartered in Miami, Florida.
Congressman Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s announcement it will send over $791 million to Florida to repair homes and buildings damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Matthew
Diaz-Balart Works with HUD Secretary Carson, Local Officials to End Veteran Homelessness in Miami-Dade...
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson were joined by U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Executive Director Matthew Doherty, HUD Region IV Administrator Denise Cleveland-Leggett, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Commissioners Esteban Bovo, Jose “Pepe” Diaz, and Rebeca Sosa, Homeless Trust Chairman Ron Book, and Miami VA Healthcare System Director Paul Russo
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Todd Young (R-IN), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Angus King (I-ME), Dean Heller (R-NV), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Doug Jones (D-AL), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act, which seeks to better understand and respond to America’s affordable housing crisis by creating a bipartisan affordable housing task force
As a state on the front lines of climate change, Florida needs to upgrade its crumbling infrastructure and invest in innovative energy, transportation, and flood protections to withstand sea-level rise and more extreme weather
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson’s Statement on the Bridge Collapse at Florida International University
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the collapse of the pedestrian bridge on FIU’s campus: “My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to the victims of the pedestrian bridge collapse and their families.
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement after the collapse of the FIU Pedestrian Bridge
On Tuesday January 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it is awarding $37 million in the fight to end housing discrimination under its Fair Housing Initiatives Program
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations...
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to the Amtrak rail incident outside of DuPont, Washington. The Federal Railroad Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board fall under Diaz-Balart’s committee jurisdiction
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after additional supplemental disaster relief was introduced.
Transportation Appropriations Chairman Diaz-Balart Applauds DOT Approval of Brightline’s Second Phase
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the approval of the second phase of Florida’s Brightline rail system.
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee today hosted a roundtable on the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and was joined by Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams and Executive Director Matthew Welbes
If you are a Florida homeowner rebuilding after Hurricane Irma you may have to elevate your home to meet community floodplain management regulations. Communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) require all homes being substantially improved, or homes that have sustained substantial damage, to be built or elevated to or above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is reminding Floridians to take steps to prevent a fire during the holidays. According to the National Fire Protection Association, an annual average of 200 home structure fires start with a Christmas tree resulting in an average of six deaths, 16 injuries and nearly $15 million in damages. In addition, 58 percent of Christmas tree fires occur in January and February when a tree is often neglected and becomes dry.
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Martin County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a home and community based caregiver for defrauding the Medicaid program out of more than $85,000. According to the MFCU investigation, Luther Jerome Robinson, 50, fraudulently submitted billing records and progress notes for services never provided to several Medicaid recipients.
In another initiative to prevent the kind of negligence that led to the deaths of 14 residents of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson has added important language to the Disaster Recovery Reform Act. The bipartisan legislation, which has been considered and approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, “focuses on improving pre-disaster planning and mitigation to reduce the future loss of life and the rising costs of disasters.”
CFO Jimmy Patronis’ Statement on Florida Community Selected to Host Remotely Piloted Aircraft Headquarters
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released the following statement on the selection of Tyndall Air Force Base as the preferred location for the MQ-9 Reaper Wing, housing 24 remotely piloted aircrafts headquarters, a mission control element, and a launch and recovery element