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Alcee Hasting's, Vern Buchanan's Resolution to Ban the Cat and Dog Meat Trade Gaining Momentum on Capitol Hill

November 24, 2017 - 6:00am
Alcee Hastings and Vern Buchanan

A resolution from two members of the Florida congressional delegation calling for an end to the global dog meat and cat meat trade is gaining momentum in the House with more than 100 co-sponsors and moving through a key committee earlier this month. 

Florida Celebrated Thanksgiving Decades Before the Pilgrims Showed Up

November 23, 2017 - 6:00am

While Thanksgiving conjures up images of Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims sharing turkey and corn with Native Americans, Florida had its own role in America's earliest Thanksgiving celebrations.

Ron DeSantis, Josh Gottheimer Want Treasury Department to Crack Down on Hamas

November 21, 2017 - 10:00am
Ron DeSantis and Josh Gottheimer

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., whose name continues to gain attention as a possible gubernatorial candidate, called on the U.S. Treasury Department to ramp up its efforts against Hamas. 

Florida Congressional Republicans Support Putting North Korea Back on State Sponsors of Terrorism List

November 21, 2017 - 8:00am
Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Republicans in the Florida congressional delegation applauded President Donald Trump for returning North Korea to the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) on Monday. 

Florida Retailers Can Expect a Strong Holiday Season

November 20, 2017 - 12:45pm

With Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season looming, retailers across the Sunshine State can expect strong sales in the weeks to come. 

Vern Buchanan Cheers Trump for Reversing FWS Lifting Elephant Trophy Ban

November 20, 2017 - 9:30am
Vern Buchanan and Donald Trump

With President Donald Trump freezing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) proposal to end the ban on African elephant trophies, a Florida Republican who opposed the change cheered the decision. 

Gas Prices in Florida Expected to Dip Slightly for Thanksgiving

NRCC, DCCC Ready to Battle in Eight Districts Across Florida in 2018

November 20, 2017 - 6:00am
Ben Ray Lujan and Steve Stivers

National Republicans and Democrats continue to place their bets in Florida as they ready for 2018‘s congressional races. 

Rejected by Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Carlos Curbelo Looks Like Top Target for Democrats in 2018

November 18, 2017 - 6:00am
Carlos Curbelo

This week, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., was denied membership in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus even as it looks like he will be in another fight to hold onto his South Florida congressional seat. 

Vern Buchanan Pushes Back Against Trump Ending Elephant Trophy Ban

November 17, 2017 - 11:30am
Vern Buchanan and Earl Blumenauer

From his perch as chairman of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, a Florida Republican is stressing his opposition to the Trump administration ending the ban on African elephant trophies. 

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