.@flcaseydesantis and I recently grabbed a cup of coffee at Conservative Grounds in Largo, a coffee shop dedicated to patriotism, values, & God. Their love for our country and support for our first responders is inspiring & appreciated! @therightcoffee

I signed an executive order directing @HealthyFla to enter rulemaking in collaboration with @EducationFL to protect parents' freedom to choose whether their children wear masks in schools. https://bit.ly/3ie2w4Z

Holding an event in Cape Coral to underscore support for open schools and parents’ rights. https://www.facebook.com/67959238836/videos/883241008942698

Florida’s ports are the entryway for $117.6 billion in economic impact and the employer of 900,000 Floridians. Today, we’re investing $250 million to maintain Florida’s ports as the best in the nation.
https://www.flgov.com/2021/07/29/governor-desantis-announces-250-million-to-support-economic-recovery-for-florida-ports/

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I trust Florida parents to decide whether or not their children will be wearing a mask when they return to school next month. I'm grateful to Governor DeSantis for his steady leadership at every stage of this Pandemic, which is so important to Florida’s families.

The men and women protecting our southern border are making tremendous sacrifices to keep our families safe. They deserve our gratitude, support and respect. If the politicians in Washington don’t want to help them, Florida will.

Great news for @WaltDisneyWorld and the State of Florida! Florida is bouncing back stronger and better than ever before as private sector leaders like Disney create the jobs that empower families and ensure thriving communities across our state. https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2021/07/15/orlando-florida-jobs-lake-nona-disney.html

Floridians stand with the people of Cuba today. May their courage and action bring the freedom, dignity and human rights they have long been denied. #SOSCuba

Thank you @IleanaGarciaUSA, @SenPizzo, and @Book4Senate for your “boots on the ground” service and for your comfort for the grieving families of #Surfside. You represent the compassion of the Florida Senate well.

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I recently joined @RepMariaSalazar and my colleagues to stand with the Cuban people. I support their fight for freedom against the communist regime. #SOSCuba

Pleased the house unanimously passed the #VIPAct last night! I was honored to cosponsor with @RepMMM. We owe our military a debt we can never repay - ensuring they have access to our National parks & lands is a small act of gratitude.

On #NationalInternDay, I want to thank the hardworking interns who help serve Florida's 11th District constituents. To learn more about Congressional internships and how to apply, please visit my website at https://webster.house.gov/internships.

I ran for office pledging to do my part to stop the spigot of spending and get our fiscal house in order. These spending bills do the opposite of that and I will not break my pledge to my constituents...My full statement: https://bit.ly/2UTmsl3

As a reminder, this is the last week you can receive your COVID-19 Vaccine at the Duke Energy/DOH-Citrus Site in Crystal River. Come Aug. 2, Moderna, J&J & Pfizer will be offered at our Lecanto Health Department on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, w/ some select Saturdays.

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Sheriff Staly of Flagler County reflects on what we saw during our border trip in July.

"As it stands today, we have no functional or secure border, and it is putting every American in the United States at risk. A country without a border is no country.

https://bit.ly/3C8cA7R

On Friday, I joined @Varneyco to talk about Speaker Pelosi's ridiculous mask mandate and a new opinion piece arguing non-citizens should have the right to vote.

The 14th Amendment is a thing, you know. Look it up.

July 30th marks World Day Against Human Trafficking.

Human trafficking is modern day slavery and a scourge on our society. I'm working with my colleagues to put an end to this abhorrent, deplorable practice and won't stop until we've defeated it for good.

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OLYMPICS: US swimmer Katie Ledecky becomes the first woman to win 3 consecutive Olympic titles in the 800m freestyle, winning gold today. UF's Caeleb Dressel won a gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly, setting a world record at 49.45 seconds.

UF WEATHER: Heat Advisory is in effect. With the heat and humidity combined it will feel more like 105° to 110°, and possibly higher. Limit your time outdoors and drink plenty of water to prevent heat-related illnesses.

Mask guidance divides parents heading into new school year. Gov. DeSantis moves to prohibit mask mandates in Florida.
https://www.audacy.com/thesky973/news/mask-guidance-divides-parents-heading-into-new-school-year

Justice Department says Russians hacked federal prosecutors. https://www.audacy.com/thesky973/news/politics/justice-department-says-russians-hacked-federal-prosecutors

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Showers near an area of low pressure located 150 miles east-southeast of Jacksonville, Florida, remain disorganized. However, a tropical depression could still form overnight or on Monday before it reaches the coast of northeastern Florida or Georgia.

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=5

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Low pressure located about 185 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Florida, still lacks organized showers and thunderstorms. However, it could still become a tropical depression overnight or on Sunday while it moves westward toward the east coast of Florida.

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=5

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8am EDT 24 July -- NHC is monitoring a low pressure area 200 miles E of Daytona Beach, FL. This system has a medium (60%) chance of tropical cyclone formation over the next 48 h. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to investigate later today.
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=2

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8am EDT 23 July -- Shower and thunderstorm activity has increased with the trough of low pressure off the SE United States. Environmental conditions are marginally conducive for further development over the next few days as the system drifts offshore.

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=2

8am EDT 22 July -- This morning, NHC is monitoring a surface trough over Georgia expected to soon move offshore the SE United States.

Some development is possible this weekend into early next week as the system drifts slowly off the Carolina coastline.

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=5

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The vaccine works and is our best defense against COVID-19. I urge everyone to talk to their doctor and get vaccinated.

Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi is a ruthless human rights abuser. @POTUS must make clear that Raisi & other senior Iranian officials are not welcome here & deny their entry visas for the @UN General Assembly in September.

I stand with the Cuban people who are courageously fighting for their freedom against the oppressive communist Cuban regime. @POTUS and all democratic world leaders must stand up in solidarity with them until there is a new day of freedom in Cuba. #SOSCuba #PatriaYVida

Communist China lied about COVID-19 & refuses to be a partner in solving the crisis. It can't be relied on for critical supplies & medicine. It's time we remove Communist China from our pharmaceutical supply chains.

The Democrats' reckless government spending keeps sending prices higher. Read my weekly update on Biden’s inflation crisis: https://bit.ly/3yeuV0o

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This week the Biden Administration made it harder to convince the unvaccinated,worsened already bitter divisions & incited more media hysteria & hyperbole

https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-am-276b88ea-2b40-4ca5-98f8-71990b31a342.html?chunk=0&utm_term=twsocialshare#story0 #axiosam

This coming week the Senate is supposed to pass a $1 trillion/ 3,000 page infrastructure bill and separately on three major spending bills

So far almost no Senator has seen the text of any of these bills

If SecDef was just following local face shield mandate,a real news outlet would cover how our chargé & Filipino leaders ignore it,not push snarky anti-GOP narratives

The problem here- -aside from CNN being wrong- -is that they desperately cater to the far left to remain relevant https://twitter.com/cnn/status/1420899732126318594

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Nominating Frank Mora,an outspoken supporter of engagement with the regime in #Cuba, to be the US Amb to the OAS is yet another slap in the face to Cubans demanding freedom.

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