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Rubio Wants to Take Ex-Im Bank Out of Boeing's Deal with Iran

July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Peter Roskam

Florida Republican Marco Rubio has joined up with other GOP senators, including once and possible future presidential rival Ted Cruz of Texas, to unveil a bill ensuring the Export-Import Bank can’t provide Iran assistance. 

Marco Rubio, Tammy Baldwin Push for Justice for Holocaust Survivors

July 11, 2016 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio and Tammy Baldwin

Florida Republican Marco Rubio is leading the charge on Capitol Hill to ensure property seized by Nazi Germany and its allies during the Holocaust will be restored to families. 

Rubio Hopes to Avoid Trump

July 9, 2016 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio and Donald Trump

Marco Rubio continues to avoid associating with presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Rubio will not attend the Republican convention later this month in Cleveland. 

House Passes Ross' Plan to Reform Federal Employees' "Official Time" for Unions

July 7, 2016 - 8:45am
Dennis Ross

Florida Republican Dennis Ross, part of the congressional leadership as senior deputy majority whip, scored a win this week as his proposal to ensure federal employees can’t milk the clock on the taxpayers’ dime for union activities passed the House. 

Rubio's, Ros-Lehtinen's Extension of Sanctions on Maduro Regime Passes Congress

July 7, 2016 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

On Wednesday, the U.S. House voted to extend sanctions on the Maduro regime in Venezuela for another three years with members of the Florida delegation leading the charge. 

Originally sponsored by Florida Republican Marco Rubio and New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez in the Senate, the sanctions target “government officials and others in Venezuela who violate human rights, suppress political opposition, and commit violence against peaceful protestors.”

VP Contender Joni Ernst, Carly Fiorina Headed to AFP Event in Orlando

July 6, 2016 - 9:30am
Joni Ernst and Carly Fiorina

Over the Labor Day weekend, the traditional start of the presidential election homestretch, the Florida chapter of conservative group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) will host an event in Orlando with a potential vice presidential candidate speaking. 

Germany Agrees to Further Aid Holocaust Survivors

July 5, 2016 - 7:15pm
Ted Deutch

Members of the Florida delegation are declaring victory after Germany agreed on Tuesday to provide more financial assistance to Holocaust survivors. Germany announced it would lift caps on assistance to Holocaust survivors for home care.

Earlier this year, a senator and two congressional representatives from Florida out a measure urging Germany to “fulfill its moral responsibility to Holocaust survivors and urgently provide the financial resources necessary to ensure that Survivors live in dignity and comfort in their remaining years.”

Sen. Marco Rubio Amidst the Algae: '... Beyond Just an Ecological Disaster'

July 2, 2016 - 6:00am
Sen. Marco Rubio, right, and Joe Negron during a Martin County visit Friday

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio visited the Treasure Coast Friday to view the Lake Okeechobee discharges through the St. Lucie Lock, St. Lucie River and the inlet/beaches, and to observe the algae bloom firsthand. After a waterway tour and ground tour, he outlined ways to solve the harmful and toxic algae issue plaguing the Treasure Coast.

Carlos Beruff Needs to Scramble to Catch Marco Rubio

June 5, 2016 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio and Carlos Beruff

Down 50 percent or more in most polls against Marco Rubio, Republican Senate hopeful Carlos Beruff simply doesn’t have time to waste as he tries to catch the incumbent in next month’s primary. 

Blue-Green Algae: SFWMD's 'Myths vs. Facts'

June 30, 2016 - 1:45pm

The South Florida Water Management District takes its share of heat every time the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is forced to discharge water from Lake Okeechobee west or east. But particularly now, with the spread of so much blue-green algae, the district is inundated not only with questions, but with answers they say aren't even close.

Here is a chart SFWMD staff has produced to try to help residents understand blue-green algae, what about it is true and what isn't.



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