This week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio--called on the Trump administration to bring a nuclear powered aircraft carrier to Mayport on the First Coast.
South Florida politics were jolted on Tuesday after reports emerged that Donna Shalala, the former secretary of Health and Human Services in Bill Clinton’s Cabinet who also led the University of Miami, might run for Congress.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ted Deutch Want Congress to Honor Argentinian Ally in the Fight Against Hezbollah
The two South Florida Representatives in charge of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee are urging Congress to honor the work of an Argentinian prosecutor who was a staunch U.S. ally against terrorism.
Last week, a Florida Republican congressman introduced a proposal to make sure veterans are not financially penalized by colleges and universities as they wait for their federal education benefits.
Freshman U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., announced this week that he would run for a second term meaning the First Coast congressman should continue to be a major player on homeland security issues.
As she starts her final year in Congress, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the first woman to lead the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee has found an ally on the other side of the aisle when it comes to international issues.
Last week, the U.S. House passed a bill from U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, to help Taiwan become a full member of the World Health Organization (WHO). Last year, for the first time in almost a decade, Taiwan was not invited to the WHO’s World Health Assembly (WHA).
Val Demings', Susan Brooks' Proposal for Feds to Help Local Law Enforcement With Mental Health Support Now Law
Freshman U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., scored a win as a proposal she pushed to have the federal government offer more support to local governments to help law enforcement officers with mental health issues was signed into law last week.
Two Florida congressmen have gotten their proposal to protect veterans against fraud back to the House floor.
U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the top Democrat on the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, has teamed up with a prominent Texas Republican to offer a proposal giving the Trump administration more power to sanction the Iranian regime’s leadership if it continues to take aim at protesters.