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Rubio Will Face Tough Reelection Effort if He Runs for Senate

June 18, 2016 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio is spending this weekend pondering whether or not to run for a second term in the Senate. But despite his national prominence, if Rubio gets in the race, he won’t have an easy path to reelection. 

Rooney Fights Cuts to Help Military Families Dealing With Autism

June 16, 2016 - 10:00am
Tom Rooney and John Larson

A Florida congressman led the charge to successful amend the FY 2017 Defense Appropriations Act to increase aid  to military families with autistic children. 

Back in December, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) announced it would cut reimbursements for applied behavior analysis (ABA) services through TRICARE, the health-care program used by active duty and retired military personnel. The cuts took effect in April. Much of these cuts impacted assistance for autistic children. 

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Backs Mooney to Replace DeSantis

June 15, 2016 - 4:00pm
Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Patrick Mooney

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Arizona Republican who has made national headlines due to his tough stances on illegal immigration and his continued insistence that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is fake, threw his support to Patrick Mooney for the Republican nod to replace Ron DeSantis in Congress. 

Even Off the Trump Bandwagon, Ros-Lehtinen Remains a Force on Foreign Policy

June 15, 2016 - 9:15am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

While she has broken with the GOP on plenty of issues, ranging from same sex marriage to its presidential candidate, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen remains one of the leading Republicans in Congress when it comes to foreign policy. 

The South Florida congresswoman showed this week that she is still a force on international issues even as she continues to insist she won’t back Donald Trump in November. Ros-Lehtinen chairs the House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee and was the first woman to ever chair the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

Vern Buchanan Pushes Foster Service Reforms

June 14, 2016 - 9:30am
Orrin Hatch, Vern Buchanan and Ron Wyden

This week, Florida Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan led a bipartisan effort to reform foster services. 

Buchanan, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee, unveiled the “Family First Prevention Services Act" on Monday. 

Rubio Reconsidering Senate Decision After Orlando Terrorist Attack

June 13, 2016 - 11:15am
Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio is now reconsidering his decision not to run for a second term in the Senate after the  jihadist terrorist attack in Orlando over the weekend. 

Ted Yoho Endorses Donald Trump

June 13, 2016 - 9:00am
Ted Yoho and Donald Trump

While some Republicans have walked back their endorsements of presidential candidate Donald Trump in recent days, a Florida congressman threw his support to the GOP’s presumptive candidate. 

Congressman Ted Yoho endorsed Trump on Saturday, praising the celebrity businessman as a political outsider like himself. 

“I am excited to stand not just behind the American people’s choice for the next president of the United States of America but my personal choice: Mr. Donald Trump,” Yoho announced in his endorsement. 

Florida Delegation Splits on Puerto Rico Debt Vote

June 11, 2016 - 6:00am
Ted Yoho, Carlos Curbelo and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

This week, the U.S. House passed the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act” (PROMESA) with the Florida delegation splitting on odd lines. The bill from U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisc., would let Puerto Rico restructure its $72 billion debt in return for more federal oversight of local affairs.

Bilirakis Wants FTC to Battle Senior Fraud

June 9, 2016 - 12:30pm
Gus Bilirakis

Florida Republican Gus Bilirakis’ proposal to help the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) tackle fraud targeting seniors picked up steam on Capitol Hill on Thursday. 

The House Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee approved the Florida congressman’s “FTC Robust Elderly Protections and Organizational Requirements to Track Scams Act (FTC REPORTS) Act.” The bill would require the FTC to be more transparent and draw up annual plans to to fight fraud targeting seniors.

Rubio Continues to Take Aim at Hezbollah

June 8, 2016 - 11:45am
Marco Rubio and Jeanne Shaheen

From his perches on the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committees, Marco Rubio continued his efforts against Hezbollah this week. 

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