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