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Florida's Two Senators Urge White House to Send a Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier to Mayport

January 27, 2018 - 6:00am

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.

Donna Shalala Would Shake Up South Florida Politics if She Runs for Congress

January 24, 2018 - 6:00am
Donna Shalala

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

January 22, 2018 - 6:15pm
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ted Deutch

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. 

Gus Bilirakis Looks to Ensure Student Veterans Not Penalized by Colleges, Universities

January 22, 2018 - 6:00am
Gus Bilirakis

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. 

Running for Second Term, John Rutherford Set to Remain a Force on Homeland Security Issues

January 20, 2018 - 6:00am
John Rutherford

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. 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Eliot Engel Team Up on Foreign Policy

January 16, 2018 - 6:00pm
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Eliot Engel

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. 

Ted Yoho's Bill to Ensure Taiwan is in WHO Sails Through the House

January 15, 2018 - 6:00am
Ted Yoho

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

January 15, 2018 - 6:00am
Val Demings and Susan Brooks

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. 

Tom Rooney, Ted Deutch Get Bill Cracking Down on Fraud Targeting Veterans to House Floor

January 13, 2018 - 6:00am
Tom Rooney and Ted Deutch

Two Florida congressmen have gotten their proposal to protect veterans against fraud back to the House floor. 

Ted Deutch, Michael McCaul Take Aim at Iran on Human Rights

January 11, 2018 - 6:00am
Ted Deutch and Michael McCaul

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. 

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