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The Fort Walton Beach Republican is working with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, on a bill to reopen the pass. Included in that legislation will be a provision unraveling the complicated system of county lease agreements governing development on both Pensacola Beach and Navarre.
Congressman Matt Gaetz will host Service Academy and ROTC Nights in Pensacola and Crestview.
CRESTVIEW — Congressman Matt Gaetz invites the community to join him for Service Academy and ROTC Nights.
Dave Dunwoody: "You had your first “Open Gaetz Day” earlier this month in Santa Rosa County, and the next – for Escambia County – is set for next month."
President Trump has endorsed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. His plan, called the American Health Care Act, is described as the first of three immediate steps occurring to end this nightmare. Remember, Obamacare was implemented over several bills, with tons of executive overreach.
A group of senior Republican and Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee reintroduced the nation’s first-ever general federal animal cruelty bill – the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, H.R. 1494. Sponsored by Reps. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the PACT Act would empower the FBI and U.S.
The Navarre Pass opened in 1965, but a hurricane closed it down after two months. U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz has been a strong supporter of reopening it, saying it will be a financial shot to the arm for Santa Rosa County.
Although uncertain when it will occur, another round of military base closings from the federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission could transpire at some point in the next four years, risking the loss of jobs and tax revenues for communities reliant on the military as an economic driver — such as those across Northwest Florida.
Northwest Florida has a lot invested in the F-35. Pilots are trained on the fighter jets at Eglin Air Force Base. And many companies in the area, like Fort Walton Machining, make parts for the plane.
On Monday, the Trump administration announced a new travel ban executive order, which excluded Iraq from the list of nations that will experience a temporary halt.