Rubio Reignites Push for Space National Guard

Rubio Reignites Push for Space National Guard

Mateo Guillamont
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February 1, 2024
The US Senate will once again consider creating a Space National Guard after US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) filed bipartisan legislation that would do so.  Late US Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Senator Rubio introduced the original legislation in 2022. President Donald Trump’s administration created the US Space Force in 2019.  According to Senator Rubio’s […]
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Frost Introduces Bill to Close Loopholes, Allowing All Overseas Servicemembers to Vote

Frost Introduces Bill to Close Loopholes, Allowing All Overseas Servicemembers to Vote

Jackson Bakich
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November 7, 2023
Representative Maxwell Alejandro Frost (D-FL) announced his new legislation, the Voting Overseas Treated Equally for Servicemembers (VOTES) Act. This bill would close loopholes for all servicemembers to be able to vote in U.S. elections. According to Rep. Frost’s press release, potentially thousands of U.S. Servicemembers who are part of military drills or critical training exercises […]
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Mike Waltz: No Vaccine Mandate for National Guard

Mike Waltz: No Vaccine Mandate for National Guard

Grayson Bakich
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July 26, 2022
The debate over COVID-19 vaccine mandates has gained new battleground among America's armed forces. A vaccine mandate intended for the National Guard remains undecided by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. However, Representative Michael Waltz (R-FL) has announced his opposition to the mandate in a letter sent on July 26th. The letter, backed by 49 other […]
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DeSantis Says Florida State Guard Will Receive Weapons Training

DeSantis Says Florida State Guard Will Receive Weapons Training

Javier Manjarres
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June 16, 2022
MIAMI—During a press conference to discuss the 2022 Python Challenge in West Miami-Dade County, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the new Florida State Guard will be receiving similar training to Florida National Guardsmen, including weapons training. Gov. DeSantis said that the State Guard, which was created to complement the existing Florida National Guard, “will […]
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Ron DeSantis Rejects Biden's National Guard Request

Ron DeSantis Rejects Biden's National Guard Request

Jim McCool
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February 28, 2022
With President Joe Biden's (D) State of the Union Address coming up, the White House has requested the assistance of state National Guards in Washington D.C.,  Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has rejected Biden's request for Florida National Guard deployments to DC. A budding rivalry has become apparent between the president and Florida's governor, Ron DeSantis.  […]
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Waltz, Murphy Send Letter Questioning the National Guard Force Structure

Waltz, Murphy Send Letter Questioning the National Guard Force Structure

Daniel Molina
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June 2, 2021
This week, a bipartisan group of House members directed a tri-state delegation letter that included 59 total members of Congress to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The lawmakers detailed the challenges that California, Florida, and Texas Guard face. They also questioned what resources and authorities are required to increase the force structure of the states because, as Florida Rep. Stephanie...
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Cammack, Demings Letter Urges Higher National Guard Funding

Cammack, Demings Letter Urges Higher National Guard Funding

Daniel Molina
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March 25, 2021
Florida Reps. Kat Cammack (R) and Val Demings (D), with the help of the entire Florida House delegation, have directed a letter to Secretary of Defense Austin to address more equitable funding and allocation of resources for the Florida National Guard in the FY2022 Defense Budget.
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Murphy: Taking Care of National Guard is a Priority

Murphy: Taking Care of National Guard is a Priority

Daniel Molina
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February 18, 2021
Florida’s National Guard has been deployed to assist with anything needed, and Rep. Murphy commented that the state has to do everything in its power to make sure that they are properly looked after.
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House Republicans want answers over deployed national guard troops

House Republicans want answers over deployed national guard troops

Javier Manjarres
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January 27, 2021
Florida Congressman Michael Waltz (R) and several other members of the U.S. House of Representatives have penned a letter to the Acting Secretary of the Army John Whitley, asking for a “threat assessment briefing” as to why 7,000+ National Guard soldiers are still being kept deployed throughout the Capitol.
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DeSantis Activates National Guard Due to Potential Violent Protests

DeSantis Activates National Guard Due to Potential Violent Protests

Javier Manjarres
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January 15, 2021
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has just signed Executive Order 21-11, activating the Florida National Guard in advance of potentially violent protests in the days leading up to President Donald Trump’s last day in office, and President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The order also authorizes the state national guard to coordinate and work alongside local and state […]
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