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Waltz Introduces Legislation Leveraging University Research to Preserve Florida’s Coasts

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On Thursday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to sustain Florida’s coasts through research and education at public higher education institutions. H.R. 5102, the Coastal Resilience Research and Education Act, would provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the authority to designate public universities and colleges as Nat... Read more »

Waltz Leads Florida Delegation Request to Modernize Florida Water Quality Allocation

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On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) led a letter with 15 members of the Florida Delegation to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee requesting an update to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) formula to ensure adequate funding for Florida’s water quality projects. Established in 1987, the CWSRF provides states an annual allotment for low-interest financing of lo... Read more »

Waltz, Lawson, Rutherford Introduce Bill to Celebrate Natural Resources, Heritage of Northeast Florida

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ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – On Monday, U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), Al Lawson (D-Fla.) and John Rutherford (R-Fla.) introduced legislation to preserve historical landmarks and natural resources and celebrate the heritage of Northeast Florida by designating portions of Duval, St. Johns and Flagler Counties as a National Heritage Area (NHA). The Nation’s Oldest Port National Heritage Area Act would ... Read more »

House Passes Bill to Combat Harmful Algal Blooms, Includes Waltz Amendment to Improve Indian River Lagoon Water Quality

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On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act, sponsored by Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.), which included an amendment drafted by Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) to protect the Indian River Lagoon from harmful algal blooms (HABs). Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced the legislation in the Senate. "As Floridians, water is integral to our way o... Read more »

Waltz Fights to Modernize Florida Water Quality Allocation

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On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) questioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler about an antiquated formula shorting Florida millions of dollars annually for financing water quality projects. Established in 1987, the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) provides states an annual allotment for low-interest financing of municipal water infrastructu... Read more »

Preparing for Hurricane Dorian

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As Floridians, we're no strangers to the terrible power and ravages of hurricanes and tropical storms. Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. Do you have a disaster preparedness plan in place? If not, information and tips for building a plan are available at the below websites. Click here for steps homeowners can take to minimize hurricane damage. National Weather Service (NWS)... Read more »

Waltz Amendment to Improve Indian River Lagoon Waterways Passes Unanimously

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On Wednesday, the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee unanimously passed an amendment from Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) to protect Florida’s waterways and include the Indian River Lagoon as part of the South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act, a bill sponsored by Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.) in the House and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in the Senate. "As Floridians, water is integral to our... Read more »

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