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Gus Bilirakis Renews Call for VA to Expand Dental Benefits

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., the vice chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, is showcasing his proposal to expand dental care to veterans by partnering up with a number of groups based in Florida. 

October 21, 2017 - 6:00am

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On Wednesday, with Capitol Hill debating tax reform, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to the Senate floor to make the case for expanding the child tax credit. 
Nat Reed, Maggy Hurchalla and Lisa Interlandi
Lo and behold, we have a new player in aggrieved Lake Point's 4-year-old, high-profile lawsuit saga against Martin County, already up to its eyeballs in court costs and public records violations.
Science, psychology, and innovative research have proven that children possess different learning abilities, skills, and interests.
Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) currently has before it a proposal called Marsy’s Law for Florida, which seeks to provide victims of crime and their families with constitutional protections equal to those afforded to the accused and convicted. As a former judge, I support this measure.
With Richard Spencer coming to Gainesville later this week to speak at the University of Florida, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., who represents Alachua County in Congress, weighed in on Monday.
On Monday, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., took to the Senate floor and offered his observations from his trip to Puerto Rico which is still recovering from Hurricane Maria. Nelson’s remarks were as follows:
With eyes wide open, Mike Pence eagerly auditioned for the role as Donald Trump's poodle. Now comfortably leashed, he deserves the degradations that he seems too sycophantic to recognize as such. He did Trump's adolescent bidding with last Sunday's pre-planned virtue pageant of scripted indignation -- his flight from the predictable sight of players kneeling during the national anthem at a football game. No unblinkered observer can still cling to the hope that Pence has the inclination, never mind the capacity, to restrain, never mind educate, the man who elevated him to his current glory. Pence is a reminder that no one can have sustained transactions with Trump without becoming too soiled for subsequent scrubbing.
On Wednesday, the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee held a hearing on U.S. policy in Lebanon. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the subcommittee, opened the hearing with the following statement:
I always thought journalists were trained to avoid reaching a broad conclusion from just one specific example, no matter how shocking it may be.
We live in a country that can feel very divided. Sports, and especially the NFL, brings people together and lets them set aside those divisions, at least for a few hours. The current dispute over the National Anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country.

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