Tag: Everglades restoration
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Staff ReportsMarch 29, 2017

On Tuesday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Environment and Natural Resources issued the first version of its 2017-18 budget, which comes in at $3.8 billion. The projected Senate budget includes few hundred million dollars more than the preliminary House plan. Fleming Island Republican Rob Bradley, who chairs the committee, offered a thumbnail version at a […]

Scott PowersMarch 17, 2017

Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Mast have pulled together 18 of Florida’s 27 members of Congress to co-sign a letter to President Donald Trump urging that he “expedite and energize” Everglades restoration projects. In addition to Crist of St. Petersburg and Mast of Palm City, the letter is signed by […]

Scott PowersMarch 2, 2017

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast wants President Donald Trump to add the Everglades to his infrastructure priority list. Mast, a Republican from Palm City, took the floor of Congress Thursday to urge Trump to create an “Everglades Restoration Infrastructure Taskforce” and secure full funding to accelerate projects to completion. “The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan is the most […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterFebruary 9, 2017

Water remains one of Rep. Francis Rooney’s top priority, the freshman congressman told Southwest Floridians this week. The Naples Republican told member of Businesspeople United for Political Action Committee (BUPAC) that he wants to focus Everglades restoration and improving water quality during his time in office. His visit to Fort Myers kicked off a day-long […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterFebruary 3, 2017

Congressman Francis Rooney is calling on Donald Trump to support Everglades restoration, with a letter to the president saying that Everglades restoration “has far-ranging impacts to the entire state of Florida and the rest of the country.” Signed by the entire Florida delegation, the two-page letter was dated Friday. The letter asks that Trump prepares his fiscal […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterSeptember 15, 2016

The U.S. Senate passed a wide-sweeping water bill Thursday that includes $1.9 billion for Everglades restoration projects. The Senate approved the $10 billion water projects bill 95-3, with both Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio supporting the proposal. The measure authorizes 29 projects in 18 states for dredging, flood control, and other projects overseen by […]

Scott PowersFebruary 2, 2016

A bipartisan group led by Florida’s U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Reps. Alcee Hastings and Mario Diaz-Balart introduced bills Tuesday intended to green-light Everglades restoration projects by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nelson’s office reported. Nelson and Hastings, a Democrat from Palm Beach County, and Diaz-Balart, a Republican from Miami, are pushing a plan […]


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