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Tomorrow, Rep. Demings will lead a meeting between major stakeholders in the ongoing discussion about the airport security partnership between the federal government and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA). Rep. Demings has been hands-on for the last three months to prevent the privatization of passenger screening at MCO, and organized tomorrow’s meeting to continue that conversation.
Today, Rep. Demings (FL-10) voted ‘Yes’ on the omnibus federal funding bill.
Said Rep. Demings, “Funding the federal government is the first responsibility of Congress. The omnibus spending bill is not perfect, but it keeps vital services running for the American people, and provides increased funding for medical research, critical education programs, workforce development training, infrastructure development, environmental programs and science-based research.
Last week, Rep. Demings (FL-10) sent a letter to Governor Rick Scott advocating for Opportunity Zone designation for 26 census tracts within the 10th Congressional District. The Opportunity Zone Program is designed to drive long-term capital investments to rural and urban communities that have fallen behind in economic growth compared to other parts of the region.
ORLANDO, FL – Congresswoman Val Demings (D-Orlando) today announced that the state of Florida has been awarded a $13,020,000 National Dislocated Worker Grant, with $4,340,000 to be released initially.
Said Rep. Demings, “The bottom line is that this is a manufactured crisis, concocted by design or incompetence in order to force compromises on fundamental American values. But they’ve misjudged me, and I will not compromise on liberty, justice, and opportunity for all.
Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) commented on the Republican Congress’ failure to pass a spending bill, resulting in the shutdown of the federal government.
Last night, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) voted against a Continuing Resolution (“CR”) brought to the floor by the leadership of the Republican majority. The CR would fund the government temporarily until February 16th, maintaining current spending levels with no updates based on changing needs.
ORLANDO, FL – Yesterday, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) called on the Department of Homeland Security to ensure sufficient staffing levels for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) personnel at vulnerable ports of entry, specifically Orlando International Airport, which the congresswoman represents. The full letter, led by Rep. Demings and signed by the other members of the Orlando Delegation, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-9) and Rep.
ORLANDO, FL – Congresswoman Val Demings (D-Orlando) today criticized President Trump’s proposal to allow new oil drilling off the coast of Florida and California.