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Rick Scott meets with McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., smiles as he meets with reporters as work continues on a plan to keep the government as a funding deadline approaches, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Friday 31 August 2018 15.08

WASHINGTON – Gov. Rick Scott met with Mitch McConnell today and called for water project funding while expressing support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"The Governor expressed the importance of Congress quickly advancing and funding the (Everglades Agricultural Area) reservoir, a project he has fought for so more water can be stored south of Lake Okeechobee, alleviating the need for harmful federal discharges that cause algal blooms," Scott's office said after the meeting. "In July, following meetings with the governor, the White House approved the EAA reservoir project and it was transmitted to Congress, where it currently awaits approval and funding.

While Scott, who is running for Senate, won't have a chance to vote for Kavanaugh, he signaled support. Hearings begin next week.

Scott's rival, Sen. Bill Nelson, hasn't said how he'll vote.

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