Any potential money is barred by a congressional act known as the Dickey Amendment, which mandates that none of the funds available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would be “used to advocate or promote gun control."
In January, the Trump administration announced plans to open nearly all US coastal waters to offshore oil and gas drilling. Since then, governors and legislators of both parties have strongly opposed drilling near their coasts.
Little Haiti, a once predominantly Haitian enclave, has seen a burst of new development and interest from real estate investors and developers because of its central location in Miami. New projects are underway in the neighborhood, rent prices are soaring and Haitian business owners say that they are being pushed out.
After years of having difficulty passing legislation relating to greenhouse gas emissions, a group consisting of both Democrats and Republicans believe they have a plan that can make their constituents happy.
Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo represents the city of Miami, where sea level rise is already a difficult reality. He has put forth a bold proposal to address greenhouse gas emissions, but his party is unlikely to support it.
Rosamari Palerm transferred to a school in Miami last fall after her school shut down in the wake of Hurricane Maria. She’s returned home to San Juan, but some of her classmates have stayed, making new homes in Miami.