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Speaker Oliva Announces Select Investigative Committee in Response to China-Moffitt Controversy

Speaker Designate Sprowls to Chair Committee, Public Integrity & Ethics Committee Chairman Tom Leek to Vice-Chair TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Speaker Jose Oliva has released the following announcement in response to reports of possible Chinese exploitation of taxpayer-funded research: “With the recent revelations of Chinese meddling in Florida taxpayer-funded research as well as wrongdoing on the part of leadership at the Moffitt Cancer Center, I am announcing today the formation of a select committee to investigate any further improper or illegal activities involving Florida’s research universities, medical research facilities, and individuals associated with such institutions. The select committee

Speaker Oliva expresses 'grave concern' over the news out of Moffitt Cancer Center

Speaker Oliva Asks Speaker-Designate Sprowls to lead Preliminary Investigative Efforts TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Speaker Jose Oliva released the following statement after the resignations at Moffitt Cancer Center. “The news coming out of Moffitt Cancer Center are of great concern and compel further investigation. While Moffitt’s leadership acted swiftly and decisively, a deeper look into this and all of our institutions is in order. To these ends, I have asked Speaker-designate and former prosecutor, Representative Chris Sprowls, to lead our preliminary investigative efforts. Floridians, and all Americans, should be greatly concerned at both the potential theft of intellectual property and th

Statement by the Speaker of the House

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2019) -- Speaker Jose Oliva released the following statement after the Governor's announcement on prescription drug importation: “Today’s announcement is the product of a President who puts people first, a reform minded Governor with a bold vision for Florida and a determination to get results for all, and a legislature committed to keeping its word and giving Floridians access to cost effective and safe medications. We agree with the President that the implementation of this newly expanded market should be done quickly and look forward to working with his Administration to make that directive a reality. This plan should expand access, reduce cost, and ensure qual

Week in Review | December 9-13, 2019

Florida House lawmakers have concluded their sixth and final week of committee meetings in Tallahassee where they heard presentations on issues affecting Floridians, debated solutions, and passed bills through their initial stops. Last week, committee meetings included discussions about how to improve health care, education, public safety, and more. Over the six-week interim period, nearly 100 policy bills were heard in the House of Representatives. Lawmakers will return to the Capital City to kick off the 2020 Legislative Session on Jan. 14, 2020. The members of the Florida House of Representatives wish constituents a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year. House Health Quality

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