Charlie Crist looks to stem heat-related deaths in ‘catastrophic’ temperature rise
The Preventing HEAT Illness and Deaths Act would formalize an Obama-era interagency program to monitor extreme heat and incentivize community initiatives. Oregon Democrat Suzanne Bonamici sponsored the House bill along with Crist. While Sens. Edward J. Markey and Alex Padilla, Democrats from Massachusetts and California respectively, filed a Senate version.