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John Rutherford, Val Demings Renew the Fight Against Criminals Who Attack Law Enforcement Officers

March 6, 2019 - 9:30am
Val Demings and John Rutherford

After trying last year, two members of the Florida delegation with a background in law enforcement--Republican U.S. Rep. John Rutherford and Democrat U.S. Rep. Val Demings--teamed up again to champion a proposal cracking down on criminals who attack law enforcement officers. 

Charlie Crist Brings Back Proposal to Reform How VA Deals With Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

March 6, 2019 - 9:30am
Charlie Crist

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., is doubling down in his effort to change how the VA handles veterans impacted by Agent Orange. 

Marco Rubio Wants VA to Expand Funeral Benefits for Veterans

March 5, 2019 - 8:30am
Marco Rubio with a returning serviceman

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is pushing for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to expand its funeral benefits for veterans. 

Last week, Rubio paired up with U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., to unveil the “Burial Rights for America’s Veterans’ Efforts (BRAVE) Act” which would “update the current funeral and burial benefit system to treat all non-service connected deaths equally, regardless of where the veteran passes away.” Peters is the main sponsor of the bill. 

Ted Yoho Looks to Shore Up American Defenses Against Cyberattacks

March 4, 2019 - 1:15pm
Ted Yoho

From his perch on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., has brought back a proposal that he says will protect the nation from cyberattacks. 

Yoho, the top Republican on the U.S. House Asia and Pacific Subcommittee, reintroduced the “Cyber Deterrence and Response Act” last week. The proposal sets up a three-step process for the federal government to identify, deter and respond to state-sponsored cyberattacks. 

Rick Scott: Time to Permanently Ban Members of Congress From Lobbying

March 4, 2019 - 9:00am
Rick Scott

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is pushing an effort to ban former members of Congress from lobbying once they are out of office. 

Scott announced on Friday that he is backing U.S. Sen. Mike Braun’s, R-Ind., “Banning Lobbying and Safeguarding Trust (BLAST) Act” to ensure a lifetime ban preventing former members of Congress from lobbying. 

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Call for Venezuelans Fleeing Maduro Regime to Have Temporary Protected Status

March 2, 2019 - 7:15am
U.S. Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio

Florida’s two U.S. senators are calling for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans fleeing that South American nation which is facing economic and social chaos under the Maduro regime. 

Val Demings Brings Out the Vladimir Putin Transparency Act

February 28, 2019 - 12:00pm
Val Demings

A Florida Democrat is teaming up with a New York Republican in the U.S. House in calling on the American intelligence community to monitor the financial activities and networks used by Russian leader Vladimir Putin. 

Marco Rubio, Chris Coons Bring Back Proposal to Name Senate Human Rights Commission After John McCain

March 1, 2019 - 9:30am
Marco Rubio and John McCain confer in May 2017

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is once again backing a proposal for the federal government to create a human rights commission and name it after U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who passed away last year. 

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Back $13.6 Billion Relief Effort for Hurricanes Michael and Maria

February 27, 2019 - 10:45am

Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--are helping push a $13.6 billion relief bill to help Americans recovering from Hurricane Michael and other disasters.

The bill contains relief for citrus farmers, military construction projects and VA health centers on the Panhandle which were hit by the hurricane in October. Scott added an amendment to help Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria back in September 2017 with $600 million in nutrition assistance. 

Dan Webster Helps Get I-Corps Expansion Through the House

February 26, 2019 - 2:00pm
Dan Webster

Saying the proposal will help boost entrepreneurship and innovation, this week, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., helped get a bill expanding participation in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) through the U.S. House. 

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