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Weekly Roundup: Session Clock Ticks Amid Latvala Probe

With the 2018 legislative session now less than two months away, the Florida Capitol has an odd vibe. House and Senate committees met this week and will be back for more starting Monday. But at times, it almost feels like people are going through the motions. Leaders are teeing up priorities for quick votes after the session starts in January. Committees are studying issues such as the opioid epidemic and the state’s response to Hurricane Irma. And lawmakers and lobbyists are eyeing what is expected to be a tight budget. But much of the chatter in the Capitol isn’t about...

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Neal Dunn Wants More Veterans in the STEM Fields

From his perch on the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., is calling for the National Science Foundation (NSF) to come up with a strategy on how to bring more veterans into the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Dunn introduced his “Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act” on Thursday which would make the NSF “develop a veterans outreach plan and publish data on veterans’ participation in  in its annual ‘Indicators’ report.” Dunn’s proposal also reforms various NSF scholarship and grant programs to include more veterans and has the White House Office of Science...

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Trump Administration’s Afghanistan Strategy Ambitious But Short On Details

This week, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement at a joint subcommittee hearing entitled “The President’s Plan for Afghanistan and Pakistan: Objectives and Resources”: Finally, the third time is the charm – after running into hurricanes from Mother Nature and an emergency tax reform retreat the first two times that we scheduled this hearing, I’m glad that we can all finally convene this important and timely hearing. I thank our witnesses for their patience and willingness to work with us and coordinate our schedules...

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