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Andrew Learned · [email protected]
December 7, 2021 at 9:27 PM

FILED: Empowering Home Chefs

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); I am proud to announce I've filed HB707, a bill that will empower home chefs and bring the word's cuisine to your doorstep.     Since the fall of the Afghan government, approximately 80,000 refugees have be…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
December 5, 2021 at 11:15 PM

FINAL 2021 Committee Week Update

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Our final Committee Week preparing for the 2022 Legislative Session next month was a doozie! I had a HUGE legislative rollout, five formal committee meetings including a Congressional Redistricting Committee…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
December 2, 2021 at 5:03 PM

Today, I'm sitting on the Redistricting Committee

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Today, I've been added as an ex-officio member of the House Congressional Redistricting Committee.   We're going to be workshopping two staff drawn maps (8001) and (8003).      I can already tell you, I h…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 29, 2021 at 6:04 PM

Back to work!

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! With the holiday and my First Wedding Anniversary all last week, I am very happy to report that my focus was very much on the family before heading back to Tallahas…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 23, 2021 at 4:51 PM

Doing something about gas prices...

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); I don't know about you, but the rising gas prices are infuriating.   That's why I filed HB6083, a bill to eliminate the automatic increases to gas taxes, retroactive to the 1990s, which will save us all at t…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 23, 2021 at 2:46 AM

FILED: Bipartisan Cannabis Legislation

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Today, I am proud to announce I filed HB679 which will be the first major bipartisan update to our state’s marijuana statutes since the passage of the medical marijuana amendment over five years ago. Along…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 21, 2021 at 10:23 PM

The highs and lows of the Special Session

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); I'm back from Tallahassee and just wrapping up a weekend of service with the US Navy Reserves. It's been a wild week that had me in Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, back to Orlando, and now MacDill AFB here in T…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 19, 2021 at 11:08 PM

PASSED: we're building back better!!!

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); This week while extremists in Tallahassee were playing childish games, Democrats passed a historic package, building off the bipartisan infrastructure bill, that will to help us truly build back better.   He…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 15, 2021 at 8:38 PM

SIGNED: we're fixing the damn roads!

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); President Biden just signed the historic bipartisan infrastructure bill to help get Tampa moving again!     🚧 In the bill, there's more than $13.1 billion for federal highway programs earmarked for Florida …
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 15, 2021 at 2:27 PM

Special Deadline: Today at 12:45pm

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); I'm back in Tallahassee for the Special Legislative Session so Governor DeSantis can further erode trust in the vaccines, prolong this pandemic, and kickstart his 2024 presidential primary campaign. It is...…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 14, 2021 at 11:22 PM

A Weekly Update from Brandon/Riverview!

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); It was GREAT to be at home this week and not in Tallahassee! Still, the schedule was jam-packed and to pour gas on the fire (*literally, keep reading to the end), my family was in town and I was playing doub…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 12, 2021 at 1:56 PM

Special Session Deadline

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); On Monday, we're being called back to Tallahassee for Governor DeSantis' Special Session. It's a week that will be filled with vaccine skepticism, misinformation, and will only serve to prolong the pandemic …
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 11, 2021 at 1:33 PM

Serving our Veterans

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Watching the towers fall on 9/11, I dedicated my life to service. 12-years and three Middle East deployments later, with our Country rebounding from 20-years of continuous war, I am grateful that service for…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 10, 2021 at 6:41 PM

One year out and my opponent is already kowtowing to the insiders

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); We're one year out from Election Day 2022 and my opponent spent last week in Tallahassee kowtowing to Republican leadership.   Why? Because he cares more about what his "party" wants, and less about what YOU…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 8, 2021 at 5:22 PM

Weekly Update from Week Four in Tallahassee

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); It was another jam-packed week in Tallahassee! First up, I made a promise to fix the roads in Eastern Hillsborough County and I'm proud that on Friday President Biden and the Democrats signed the historic in…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 6, 2021 at 3:32 PM

PASSED: we're fixing the damn roads!

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); PASSED: President Biden and Congressional Democrats late last night passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill to help get Tampa moving again!     🚧 In the bill, there's more than $13.1 billion for federal h…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 5, 2021 at 1:36 PM

Favorite pictures from our first year in your Florida House

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); A year ago, we won!!!    In our first year, we quickly got to work helping military families get the best education possible for their kids, local folks and small businesses getting back to work after COIVID…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 2, 2021 at 6:46 PM

Memorializing a hero

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Yesterday was bittersweet. It was an honor to stand with SGT Brian LaVigne’s family to memorialize forever part of HWY-60 in his honor.     SGT LaVigne gave 30-years of service serving and protecting the …
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 2, 2021 at 12:05 PM

We're taking this show on the road!

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); I’m hitting the road with events in Miami Shores (11/12), Jacksonville (11/15), and Tallahassee (TBD) over the next few weeks and I need your help (click on the city name for details on each).     If you’re…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
November 1, 2021 at 11:49 AM

We crushed it!!!

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); We just closed out our best fundraising month ever. THANK YOU!!!   I have one thing to say to those lining up to oppose us:           Follow along on facebook and twitter for all our updates! Di…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
October 29, 2021 at 4:19 PM

Final Countdown ⌛

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); I don't know about you, but I'm excited to get to the weekend Halloween festivities with the family!   But, we've got a bit more work to do first.     In just a few days we'll close out our October fundra…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
October 27, 2021 at 1:23 PM

Turning Florida Around

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); We’re just over 12-months away from Election Day 2022. The midterms are right around the corner and it’s going to be tough, if we don’t turn things around right now.   The far-right is fired up, they are alr…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
October 25, 2021 at 12:02 AM

Committee Week #3: an update from Tallahassee

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Well, I'm not the State Champion for cycling, but more on that later... This last week was the third of six Committee Weeks ahead of the 2022 Legislative Session and the big news was, we may get a BONUS "Spe…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
October 22, 2021 at 4:33 PM

BREAKING: Special Legislative Session

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Governor DeSantis’ just called us into a Special Legislative Session to kickstart his 2024 Republican Presidential Primary.   Reminder, there was NO special session for:   - Unemployment - Small Business Rel…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
October 17, 2021 at 10:10 PM

What weekend???

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); This was a weekend of service with the Navy Reserve for me, sandwiched between two Committee Weeks in Tallahassee so if there's more typos in this e-mail than usual, you know why!   In this update, I have ne…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
October 15, 2021 at 1:43 PM

Leaning in on Transportation

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); This story defines the battle lines in our race:     Here's the thing, I've lived in Brandon my whole life and I don't know ANYONE who doesn't think our traffic gridlock is a problem. So why does our own Co…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
October 11, 2021 at 7:03 PM

🚗 to Tallahassee! Committee Week Preview

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); I'm about to hop back in the car and head to Tallahassee for our second committee week preparing for the 2022 Legislative Session.   Here's a few legislative ideas I'm working on this week:   🐟 A clean water…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
October 10, 2021 at 8:58 PM

Putting in the work!

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); From a Bay Area delegation meeting, to building affordable homes, and visiting Hillsborough's turn-around schools, I had another busy week!     Then, on Saturday, I joined Habitat for Humanity to put in som…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
October 8, 2021 at 7:34 PM

[email protected]

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap');     Hey John,   I know you’ve been following our campaign for some time now, and I’m hoping you can help me out. I noticed you haven’t supported our campaign financially before, and I want to tell you why I’m ask…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
October 8, 2021 at 1:02 PM

RECAP: Tampa Bay Delegation's Meeting

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Yesterday, I was proud to join my colleagues from across Tampa Bay for a delegation meeting to address regional challenges and opportunities.     I have to hand it to our Republican chair, the first present…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
October 5, 2021 at 2:28 PM

When September ends...

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Well, I’m waking up now that September has ended, and we have work to do!   We should be making healthcare more affordable with subsidies to middle-class Floridians.   We should promote common-sense public h…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
October 1, 2021 at 12:26 PM

Today, Florida is waking up to a raise!

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Floridians are waking up to a pay raise, the minimum wage is increasing from $8.65 to $10 an hour.     Next year, it will be $11, then $12, until we get to $15 for all our workers.    This has been a hard-w…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
September 30, 2021 at 5:09 PM

SHOCKING 📉

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); We are getting beat 3:1 by Republicans in our fight to get Florida back on track.     Here is total state-wide fundraising for House Candidates as it stands today. Keep in mind, this doesn't include dark-mo…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
September 29, 2021 at 2:23 PM

We're being judged...

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); We won by the narrowest margin anywhere in Florida during the last election and they are coming for us again.     You know what being the #1 race in the last election means? ⬇️ We're the #1 target for the …
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
September 28, 2021 at 12:39 AM

First Committee Week Recap

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Our first Committee Week in Tallahassee has come and gone and there as A LOT to take in.   First, I swung by Cedar Key to see how my bill for Florida's clam and oyster farmers was working out. I got a little…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
September 19, 2021 at 11:40 PM

[email protected]

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); I'm hitting send as I get in the car to head back to Tallahassee for the first of our 2022 Session's committee weeks!   Before I left, I had a GREAT time meeting the students at the International Institute o…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
September 17, 2021 at 2:31 PM

Heading Back to Tallahassee

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); I'm packing up to head back to Tallahassee for the first of six committee weeks preparing for the 2022 Legislative Session.    Excited? You shouldn't be... We know the Republican Legislature will:   ❌Ban abo…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
September 15, 2021 at 12:12 AM

3...2...1... Counting Down with Space Florida

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); If you know me, you know I'm a nerd who loves cycling. Today, I got to fulfill a few childhood dreams with a visit to Florida's Spaceport!    The Dragon Capsule that will make history tomorrow sat atop it's …
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
September 11, 2021 at 4:06 PM

Remembering 9/11 with Tampa Fire Rescue

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap');   We've all been moved beyond words on this 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. As a Veteran, it's especially symbolic to also know that this Patriot's Day is my first as a member of the milit…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
September 10, 2021 at 6:44 PM

This Morning's Tampa Bay Delegation's Meeting

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); This morning, I met with all the elected Senators and Representatives for Tampa Bay, along with County, City, and community leaders, CEOs and public heath officials to discuss the needs and capabilities of o…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
September 10, 2021 at 12:40 PM

A very special contribution...

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Believe it or not, I see every contribution that comes in. I get an e-mail most mornings detailing if and who donated to our campaign the day before. One recently really stood out:     As you know, Morgan s…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
September 9, 2021 at 12:29 AM

THANK YOU!!!

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap');   THANK YOU!!! Because of you, we rallied back from a July slump to beat our August fundraising goals!    A special and HUGE thanks to all of our small-dollar sustaining donors who help us month after month…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
September 7, 2021 at 6:03 PM

The weekly recap from YOUR Florida House

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Happy Tuesday!    I hope you enjoyed the long weekend as much as I did! I hope you enjoyed the Labor Day weekend and L'Shanah Tovah to all celebrating Rosh Hashanah.    It's hard to believe that Labor Day is…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
September 2, 2021 at 6:06 PM

ALERT: Florida is following Texas's anti-choice legislation!

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); It took only hours, Florida is following the lead of Texas and filing a bill to put the government between women and their right to choose.     This is one of those critical moments where it's all on the li…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
August 31, 2021 at 12:57 PM

What's between Ron DeSantis and a Republican Super-Majority --- US

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Last month, we missed our fundraising goal. This month, we need to get back on track before Republicans carve up our district, the only seat left between them and the unchecked power of a supermajority.   We…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
August 30, 2021 at 2:33 PM

The weekly recap from YOUR Florida House

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Happy Monday!  We've been hard at work this week mostly with constituent services. We have had 5x more people reach out this month with unemployment and DEO issues than our average over the last few months…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
August 27, 2021 at 5:05 PM

Tampa Bay Times names us as a "Prime Target"

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); With redistricting about to start, District 59 looks like a prime target for the Republican-led Legislature to try to change its boundaries and flip it red. The election is over a year away, but Republicans …
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
August 22, 2021 at 10:31 PM

Happy Onam!!!

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); It was a beautiful ceremony and a timely reminder that despite all the divisiveness in our society today, we are all one. Happy Onam!     Onam is a festival that celebrates an Indian King Mahabali who was ba…
Rep. Andrew Learned · [email protected]
August 16, 2021 at 9:46 PM

Weekly Review

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Well, Fred missed us, and that's the good news we're focusing on today!    Seriously, there were lots of bad news in the headlines this week, from record-setting COVID hospitalizations, the Governor sidelini…
Andrew Learned · [email protected]
August 12, 2021 at 12:33 PM

Anti-mask mandates, a history of how we got here...

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto&display=swap'); Here's a brief history of how we got here:     I am a military planner, and when we send American's into harm's way we do so with a plan to overwhelm and defeat our enemy. Scaling our operations makes sense…