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Statement by the Speaker of the House

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2019) -- Speaker Jose Oliva released the following statement on the Governor's budget announcements today: "The Governor's budget recommendations are most encouraging. He is to be commended for a strict adherence to fiscal restraint. While the details of his ambitious teacher-pay program remain obscure-not a small matter, his commitment to responsible spending is crystal clear. A solid base upon which to begin our budget discussions."

Week in Review | November 12-15, 2019

Updates from the House Majority Office during committee weeks and the upcoming 2020 legislative session. Now heading into week six, state representatives have already heard dozens of bills – a strong start ahead of the 2020 legislative session. On Dec. 9, lawmakers will return to the Capitol for their sixth and final week of interim committee meetings. The legislative session begins Tuesday, Jan. 14. House Health Quality Subcommittee votes for free-market health care reform Floridians could get tested and treated for flu and strep at their local pharmacy under a bill passed by the House Health Quality Subcommittee on Wednesday. This legislation opens additional health care market options for

Week in Review | November 4-8, 2019

State representatives have wrapped up the fourth of six weeks of committee meetings in Tallahassee in preparation for the 2020 legislative session. Keeping with tradition, most House committees and subcommittees have spent the first few weeks hearing presentations. This time helps lawmakers get acclimated to new subject matter. While presentations and workshops serve an essential purpose, with only six committee weeks and 60 days of session, hearing policy bills is now a top priority. State representatives have addressed several policy bills in these first few weeks, but more will come up as the legislative session draws closer. Next week is the fifth and second-to-last committee week. While

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