U.S. Rep. Brian Mast hopes new legislation will stop Lake Okeechobee discharges

From WPTV: “Speaking in Stuart Tuesday Congressman Brian Mast said he will introduce new legislation to address the algae issues on the Treasure Coast. It’s called the Stop Harmful Discharges Act … Click here to read more

Mast, DeSantis tour St. Lucie River to observe algae emergency

From WPBF: “Rep. Brian Mast, who is running for his second term in Congress, said he invited Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis to tour the St. Lucie River to see the algae problems for himself Monday night. … Click here to read more

Eye on Miami: FL Congressman Brian Mast ventures where few have gone before

 “Congressman Mast has had enough. Last week he wrote to the US Army Corps of Engineers, urging a halt to all discharges ‘until the water quality is deemed safe …’ … Click here to read more

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast of Palm City passed over for VA secretary

From Florida Politics: “President Donald Trump has chosen to nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to serve in the position permanently, passing over U.S. Rep. Brian Mast of Palm City, who was under consideration for the post. … Click here to read more

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R-Palm City) under consideration to be Veterans Affairs secretary

From The Sun-Sentinel: “A White House official on Thursday said U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, who was elected to the House in 2016, was among the list of candidates for the job heading an agency of 360,000 employees serving 9 million veterans. The White House official would not say if Mast is the leading candidate for the VA position. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations … Click here to read more

Congressman Mast announces oversight committee hearing on Brightline

“Despite their claims to the contrary, Brightline has pursued public, taxpayer-funded financing,” Rep. Mast said. “Taxpayers deserve the truth about who is paying for Brightline, and our community deserves answers about why they are refusing to address critical safety and economic concerns.” The hearing will take place on Thursday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.  … Click here to read more

Treasure Coast’s US Congressional Representative Brian Mast (R FL 18) calls for assault rifle ban

From The Hill: “‘The Second Amendment is unimpeachable,'” Mast wrote in The New York Times. “‘It guarantees the right of citizens to defend themselves. I accept, however, that it does not guarantee that every civilian can bear any and all arms … Click here to read more

Treasure Coast’s US Rep. Brian Mast, Brightline exec clash over public money for railroad

From Florida Politics: “The Treasure Coast’s U.S. Rep. Brian Mast and a key railroad executive behind the proposed Brightline high-speed train clashed in Congress Thursday with Mast contending the company is getting public tax dollar subsidies despite claims to the contrary. The broader picture is of a battle … Click here to read more

Martin County’s US Congressman Brian Mast: ‘Why I have tears every Memorial Day’

US Representative Brian Mast (18th District) served in the U.S. Army from 2000 to 2011, and asks on Memorial Day to “please join me in memory of the absolute best men and women that each of us has ever known and in celebration of the freedom they sacrificed to protect … Click here to read more

U.S. Congress hopeful Brian Mast moves to Palm City

“Standard Pacific of Florida sold Mast a house at 3045 NW Radcliffe Way in unincorporated Palm City for $712,505, on September 19. Most houses around Mast’s are for sale for up to $3 million, and the new development boasts river and ocean access, and access to two world-class golf clubs,” according to Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra … Click here to read more

New York Times: Combat veteran from the Treasure Coast runs for Congress

“Brian Mast, an Army veteran who lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan, is campaigning for the United States House of Representatives. Mr. Mast is one of 11 candidates over all for the seat now held by Representative Patrick Murphy … Click here to read more